St. Louis - The Gateway City

Situated in the heart of the nation, St. Louis is easily accessible to other major cities throughout the United States.

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Steeped in the history of the country's westward expansion, today's St. Louis is a vital and progressive metropolis offering all the resources of a large city while retaining a strong sense of community and an emphasis on neighborhoods. Our city's high standard of living, low unemployment, and affordability are the reasons that many of our students decide to settle in St Louis upon graduation.

Our city is headquarters to Fortune 500 companies, such as Anheuser-Busch and A.G. Edwards. Law firms of all sizes, whose expertise cover all aspects of the legal profession, constitute the city's legal community. St. Louis is also home to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Forest Park, next door to the University, is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. You can pursue virtually every form of recreation-- golf, biking, jogging, rollerblading, soccer, ice skating, tennis, handball, baseball, boating, or just enjoying the outdoors with a picnic. It is home to the city's art museum, zoo, science center, history museum and most of these attractions are available free or at a nominal charge to the public.

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Washington University students can enjoy the
nearby sidewalk cafés in the Central West End

St. Louis remains a city of neighborhoods. The Delmar Loop, walking distance from the School of Law, is home to ethnic restaurants (Thai, Indian, Japanese, to name a few). The 70 acre Botanical Gardens, the Saint Louis Symphony, professional sports teams offer a variety of entertainment venues for all tastes. Situated in the heart of the nation, St. Louis is easily accessible to other major cities throughout the United States.

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