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Reviews 702 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the class sizes here. One of the reasons I chose this school was because of the class sizes. They really enhance the quality of learning and ensure that students are getting the teaching and help they need.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is huge. That is one thing the school takes pride in. They have many resources to connect you to alumni that can help you get an internship or job or even give you advice for your field.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: During orientation the school stressed to us all our resources when it comes to Safety. The school is very interested in our safety and do the best to make sure the students feel safe.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I feel I have one of the better dorms, but the dorms could use some updating. The atmosphere is great and the school does a good job on random assignment for first years.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not huge on campus. There are two fraternities and four sororities. I like that you can be apart of Greek life if you'd like, but there's still so much more to be apart of if you're not interested.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Being a D3 school, everyone is still very interested in seeing how the teams do. Hockey is huge here so the school will get the most involved for hockey season. What I like though is that there still is a chance for walk ons. My friend tried out for the lacrose team and made it and I'm trying to walk on to the ski team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite experience was during orientation when the who first year class lit candles on the quad. It was one of those experiences that I won't forget and although there were difficulties in keeping candles lit, once they were all lit it was beautiful to see how they lit up the dark sky.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I thought I would love the school and while it has good points, such as its academics, it is just a miserable place to go to school. My first year was very disappointing and I've decided that I'm going to be transferring after 2 years. A lot of students transfer after their first year but that's something no one tells you! There are a lot of rich kids that do and get whatever they want, there is nothing to do off of campus and getting here is a pain. I absolutely regret attending this school. The price is ridiculous and if you aren't into partying 3 days a week there is nothing to do. The nearest town with a choice of restaurants or stores is at least an hour away and there are a lot of pretentious students. I'm very excited to be leaving this school.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties especially the big weekends like titus, halloween, springiest and fallfest make SLU AMAZING!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties every weekend thursday-saturday and JAVA and TICKER are LIT

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Study abroad programs are amazing! And professors are geniuses in their fields

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Not as much racial/economic diversity but a lot of other kinds of diversity and its all very accepted

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's really no peer pressure/admin is very chill

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is a lot of the time too good.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small, profs are passionate/genius

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Almuni network is the BEST/career services are WOW

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 1stYear Average.2nd Great.3rd AWESOME.4th THE BEST

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's just as good as being on a varsity sport!Good

4 College Freshman

Athletics: HOCKEY IS AMAZING!Everyone is fit/does intramurals

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. I have no problem with walking back from the library late at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are great for getting one on one time with the professors. You aren't just another student, they was to get to know you and work with you.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career service center will do whatever they can to help you. They offer mock interviews, resume workshops, and connections to alumni.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen are housed based on their First Year Program. This makes it easier to make friends right away.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is a big part of the community. Sitting in the student section is a must to get the full experience.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great campus with a strong sense of community. Good academics with lots of options. Lots of opportunities to explore interests.

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One of the University's biggest detractors is its location; Canton is in the middle of farmland, and the nearest city is Montreal, at about two hours away. However, the location contributes to the community feel on campus, since students are there all of the time, and opens up opportunities for trips to Canada or the Adirondacks over breaks. Even so, many mourn the lack of off-campus entertainment and the difficulty of getting anywhere. Because of St. Lawrence’s location and strong campus community, there is a tendency for students to get caught in the "SLU bubble." To resolve that problem, students should make a point to volunteer or take advantage of other opportunities in the surrounding area. Some classes have a community-based learning component, which gets students volunteering in the community in a way that contributes to their class experience. SLU expects students to not only be able to memorize facts, but to also be able to apply them to real world experiences. Volunteerism, study abroad, research opportunities, and internships are all part of SLU’s hands-on approach to learning and a major focus of academics at the University.

Since it is a liberal arts college, SLU focuses less on job-specific skills and more on students’ ability to reason through problems in creative ways. Writing and speaking effectively are skill sets highlighted by the unique First-Year Program, but these qualities are also built upon in some ways in all classes. The small class size forces students to actively know the material and contribute to discussions. Classes are designed to engage students in the material, and it’s not a place for those who like to nap in class. The interactive approach, especially in the First-Year Program class, makes students work creatively to present and apply information. For many students, this is one of the best aspects of SLU.

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