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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.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've had the advantage of only needing to take courses that interest me -- I had transfer credits for gen ed requirements. Even 100-level classes are pretty small (largest for me was around 30-40 in econ/gov) although, classes like bio101 and chem101 will obviously be larger. Professors are dedicated and understanding, almost always willing to meet with you any time. Classes have honestly been one of the best parts of SLU for me.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is the biggest reason I came to SLU -- there are so many programs and meet-and-greets that, if you take advantage of them, are great ways to network for internship opportunities. The career services office is pretty helpful, especially for first-years.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got lucky with a corner room my freshman year, but all the rooms are pretty good-sized.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've never been interested in Greek life, so the fact that there are only a handful of houses at SLU works for me.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Ice hockey is a really big deal here - really fun for most of the student body to come out and support together. Soccer and football games are pretty fun, too.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't been here for long, and at first I didn't like it. But once you get to know more people, you realize how diverse the campus is in terms of backgrounds and interests. There is something for pretty much everyone. I feel welcomed and included.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Best choice academically and socially.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I have always felt safe on campus. I haven't had a problem with security.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love St. Lawrence. I'm so glad I decided to apply here. I love the small size and the professors are wonderful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The St. Lawrence Career center is so helpful and the alumni network is so willing to help SLU graduates as they enter the workforce.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm atmosphere really feels like a huge community at SLU. It's easy to get along with those around you and problems are dealt with in a timely fashion when they do come up.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is definitely not a huge part of campus life, but it's still available to anyone who is interested.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: To be honest, I'm not really a sports person. However, I've found myself attending more sporting events than I ever have before because I love the SLU spirit. Everyone cheers on our fellow classmates and roots for each other. I feel sports add to the community at SLU.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Choosing to go to St. Lawrence University was one of the best choices I've ever made. The SLU community is truly unique and I love all of the relationships I'm forming. From friends to professors, everyone is willing to help you in some way.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love this school. I have great friends and great classes.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms aren't that great. Not a whole lot of bathrooms on each floor.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school, but almost everyone is the same. There is very little diversity on this campus, but there is a great sense of community.

1 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: SLU has a "use, don't abuse" policy, which seems to enable the problem. Safety and Security tends to give lenient punishments to offenders, and students are encouraged to report problems to Safety and Security rather than the Canton police. Peer pressure is prevalent, and there is a definite sense of being left out if one chooses not to drink or do drugs. Alcohol is the most prevalent substance on campus, followed by marijuana and ADD/ADHD medication (like Ritalin and Adderall), although other substances are also used to a lesser extent. Some students attend class or extracurricular meetings visibly impaired.

1 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Canton is a very rural area, and entertainment options are virtually non-existent. There is one "club" in town, the Tick-Tock, which is popular with drunk students. There is also a small bar on campus--Pub 56--which has a Foosball table, a TV, and a small selection of mostly fried foods and a drink menu. Also, a short distance off campus is another bar, the Hoot Owl, which has a wider beer selection and a popcorn popper, but not much else in the way of food or drink. However, it has numerous games and activities to keep patrons occupied, and a fun, dive-bar-type atmosphere. As for transportation, there is none unless you have a car, or know someone who does.

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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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