Degree requirements make for a strong foundation, advising for school, major, and generic 4-year advisers, professors are accessible, class size is small/manageable (20-is the average) students are not competitive one another, the school truly feels like a community. Professors are accessible and want to help students in any way they can. Workload is rigorous...but studnets at EwashU know how to balance academics, co-curriculars, and a social life.
Quality of Life
Living is top of the line, brand new temperpedic (sp?) Mattresses, awesome freshman floor experience, the facilities are always clean, the community is both studious and happy. Midterms are stressful for most students but there are resources available for help. Crime is not an issue on campus. Keep your doors locked and be responsible for your own belongings.