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Reviews 653 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Freshman

Local Area: Horrible. Canton is literally in the middle of nowhere with nothing in it.The student body out numbers the population. It is not even a town, it is a village.

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College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are people who will accept you here but a lot of people won't if you don't fit the mold. If you are not white, attractive,and athletic it will be much, much harder for you to find friends but they are out there. Everyone looks the same here pretty much, it is like a uniform.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If I could go back in time, I would not apply to this school. It is too expensive for a poor student to afford. There is not much diversity. Don't let them fool you. If you are from a big city, diversity on campus is a joke. If you are from a small, mostly all white town, then this place has tons of diversity. Not just racial diversity that is lacking it is also economic and ideology diversity. Most kids are from upper middle class families, dress the same (it is like a uniform), and think the same way. People are generally nice but there is a lot of stuck up kids. The African Studies program, and Global Studies programs are really good and unique. Other than that, other departments are as good as other, cheaper schools. I really do not like how there is nothing to do outside of campus. You can be caught easily in the SLU bubble and most people are. Personally, this school is too expensive, homogeneous and ignorant student body and there is nothing to do in Canton. I've only met a few people who don't fit the mold of SLU that I am really good friends with and I have good bonds with some professors. Overall, I don't like it and I most likely will transfer. You really have to be a certain type of student to like it here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are generally small. The professors are pretty good. The variety of courses falls short. There is usually one or two sections for all classes which is really frustrating when you need a certain class.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is the best thing this school offers. If you can take advantage of all the things Career Services offers especially the LINC Program. They offer free trips to NYC and you get to meet stellar alumni. Plus you also get matched up with an alumni as your mentor. The internships are okay. There is barely anything for majors other than business, economics, math, or the physical sciences. Also being a Florida resident there are no opportunities for help to find internships that are not in the Northeast.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not a lot of things happen around here so it is generally safe. Some people do get harassed but you just have to careful especially if you are drinking. However, the health center is not reliable but no means. They close during the weekends so EMS is your only option. Even when they are open EMS is generally the only option. I went in one morning about glass in my foot and they said no one would be there to help until one and I should wait. What kind if bull is that? Why are they open if no one is going to be there to help. If you have a problem that is not the flu or some type of infection just call EMS. Also there is a problem with the safety of transgender people on campus.

College Freshman

Athletics: I don't like sports but there is a lot of buzz about them especially hockey. The whole schools talks about it all the time because they are the only team that is division one. I personally think the hockey team is okay but not spectacular like everyone says it is.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not really any options and you cannot live off campus anyway unless you have special permission.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many places to eat around here. There is a Chinese Restaurant which is average. Sergi's is the worst pizza ever and only drunk people order it. It is super expensive for the value. A lot of kids here think their pizza is the best thing on the planet but if you tasted real pizza or grew up in a city (which most of these kids didn't) you will know it is crap. There is a Dominioe's and Pizza Hut about a mile from campus. Not a lot of options, things are close until the weather gets cold and then one mile becomes five.

4 College Freshman

Administration: We have a "Use don't abuse policy here." You may drink alcohol but don't be dumb. However if you are drinking in public and not in your room or a party the security will ask you to pour out your drink. Also the school does not allow the Canton Police on campus so that is good. Security does not break up parties unless it gets super, super crazy which is very rare.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is hard to find a place to party outside of the school because the school is in the middle of nowhere. The Ticker is run down and very dirty and certainly not worth the cover charge of $10 for underage kids. Usually a theme house, the suites, or the townhouses throw parties. It is not hard to find parties on a Thursday or a Saturday night. Some clubs on campus even throw parties. But be aware you will party at the same places over and over again. So after several weeks nothing is really new but you still have fun.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The aid is great if your middle class but for an extremely poor student it is not so great. My roommate who has both parents working and can use her parent's credit card when she wants gets more than I do. Nuts isn't it? If you have some money consider going here otherwise stay away if you need a lot of financial aid.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: At first I enjoyed the food. However it gets very old very fast. Dana usually does not have anything decent. The Pub takes a long time with orders during lunch and dinner hours. So if you think you can snag a meal between classes, think again. There is usually on average a 30 to 45 minute wait. Before people would leave their orders when it would take too long. But now we have to put our ID numbers on our order so if we leave it we will still get charged for it. Other places are okay. Johnson usually serves salads, sandwiches and soups so does the cafe in the gym. Overall, the amount you pay for a meal plan is not worth it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have you fair share of crappy dorms and you have your fair share of really nice ones such as the new dorm. There are plenty of options for students. If dorm life is not your thing we have tons of theme houses and there are a few sororities and fraternities. Housing is really expensive for what you get. If you can stay away from Dirty Dean!

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: A lot of old buildings that are run down

4 College Junior

Administration: It's a very wet campus and the administration knows it. Not trying to get anyone in trouble just trying to keep everyone safe.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: All the equipment is new and up to date!

4 College Junior

Academics: The science department is very helpful when it comes to trying to apply for the next step in your life such as medical or graduate schools.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's viewed here just as joining another club, not really a big deal. The Frats don't even have houses available to them.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Really not a whole lot of options outside of the school. St. Lawrence does a great job of making the on campus part really inclusive. Everything you need is really there for you

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This school straight hands out money to the people who need or deserve it. Its really great and helps a ton

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: hahahahahahahahahaha...its canton like come on

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: For a liberal arts school, there is a pretty wide array of majors and minors to select from. And if one doesn't sit you exactly, St. Lawrence offers it's students to create their own major.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have sick facilities here. The gym is gorgeous, and the soccer field look like a professional pitch. Shoutout to Bobby D!

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty lenient campus police. People love to go out an have fun, and the campus police respect that. Unless your are loud and doing something way out of line, they leave you alone. It's pretty nice

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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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