First Deposit (*$500) due April 1, by 5pm CDT
Second Deposit (*$500) due June 1, by 5pm CDT
*All deposits are non-refundable and applied to your first semester tuition bill
Central West End (CWE)
The Central West End is across Forest Park
from the Danforth Campus, about 2 miles
from the law school. It is one of St. Louis’
best areas to dine and have a good time,
with trendy shops, cafes, restaurants, bars,
and more. It is a popular and convenient
area for Washington University Law students
to hang out and live, given its close proximity
to campus and accessibility via the
MetroBus Gold Line, or merely 3 MetroLink
stops away. It is a 5-10 minute drive from the
Central West End to the law school.
U City Loop/Delmar
The Loop, named after an old streetcar turnaround, is a diverse and Bohemian area of
St. Louis where many Washington University
students, musicians, and artists hang out
and live. Directly north of campus, The Loop
is home to over 120 stores and boutiques
and more than 40 restaurants and bars.
Catch a film at the famous Tivoli Theatre,
bowl at Pin-Up Bowl, or check out a concert
at The Pageant. The Loop and Skinker-
DeBaliviere are within walking distance from
the law school, or they are accessible via the
Washington University Green Line shuttle.
Just west of Washington University, Clayton
is home to St. Louis County government
and many corporate offices and law firms.
The Clayton and Brentwood communities
consist of quiet, friendly neighborhoods in
close proximity to campus. There is a lot to
offer in the area, such as the Galleria mall,
restaurants, gyms, Whole Foods, and more.
The Gold and Red Line MetroBuses transport
students to and from this area, and they
are connected by MetroLink as well. It is a
5-minute drive from Washington University
The Hi-Pointe-DeMun Historic District, commonly
known as “DeMun,” is a neighborhood
straddling the city limits of St. Louis and
Clayton. Home to student favorites such as
Kaldi’s Coffee and Sasha’s Wine Bar and bordered
by Forest Park and beautiful Seminary
Park, DeMun offers something for everyone.
With a feel that’s calmer than the CWE or
The Loop, many graduate students make
their homes here, as well as young families.
DeMun is just a 5-10 minute drive from campus.
Dogtown, Maplewood, Richmond Heights
Dogtown is directly south of Forest Park. A
hilly residential neighborhood with a new
microbrewery, Dogtown hosts St. Louis’
annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Maplewood
and Richmond Heights are a couple miles
south of the university. This area is emerging
as one of the newest “it” neighborhoods for
young professionals, with many restaurants,
coffee shops, and bars, including a pinball
lounge and the oldest bowling alley west of
the Mississippi River.
The Grove is an emerging district just
south of the Central West End. Long home
to much of the city’s nightlife, like restaurants,
dance clubs, and gay bars, including
renowned soul food restaurant Sweetie
Pie’s, The Grove now welcomes a brand new
concert venue, The Ready Room. New apartments
are rehabbed every day, with young
professionals and students pouring into the
area. The Grove is a 10-minute drive from
campus or a 10-minute walk from the
CWE MetroLink station.
Downtown St. Louis is the central business district, the hub of tourism and entertainment, and the anchor of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The area has seen a renaissance of residential development, with thousands of lofts centered on the happening corridor of Washington Avenue, the site of many bars and restaurants. Downtown is also home to many corporate headquarters, law firms, and courts—and more important, the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.
Roommate Form: [available on the
Admitted Student Portal]
City Connect Events (coming soon)
Attend a City Connect Event in your city, meet your classmates and Washington University Law alums.
Previous cities include:
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
New York, NY
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
St. Louis, MO
Final transcripts from your degree-granting undergraduate school are due to the Admissions Office before August 1 for anyone whose final transcript has not already been sent to and processed by the LSAC. We will accept digital copies directly from the school, emailed to
Fill out your New Student Financial Aid form:
Student ID Cards
Send us a .jpg photo of yourself for your student ID and we will have it ready for you at Orientation:
Registered, full-time students are eligible for a U-Pass, which provides unlimited free rides on MetroLink and MetroBus.
Metro Transit St. Louis:
Not bringing a car to St. Louis? Map your ride to and from campus.
Campus Parking Passes can be purchased online over the summer.
BRAND NEW: Sumers Recreation Center
Law School Café
Where else to eat on campus?
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum,
What's Happening in St. Louis - The Riverfront Times Calendar:
Cup of coffee at the law school: FREE [ a $90 reusable mug can be purchased for the academic year and get you unlimited free refills]
Metrolink ride: FREE
St. Louis Art Museum/ Missouri History Museum: FREE
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