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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

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.

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.

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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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