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Written by Katie Kuemmel
SLU gets largely positive reviews from students, and few have complaints about the academics or the campus itself. It's certainly safe to say that no one attends for the cheap tuition, so the size of the student body speaks for itself. Above all else, however, it's important to understand that you get out what you put in at SLU. Of course, this can be said for any college, but given the large commuter population at St. Louis, it's especially applicable here. The worst feelings toward the University tend to come from students who haven't been involved with much during their time on campus; ironically, these are the students who complain about the lack of things to do. SLU is definitely a university that needs to be experienced through its many clubs, service opportunities, and extracurricular programs.
If you do choose to attend SLU, take some time to find your way around the campus and meet as many people as possible. It's also a good idea to explore the city itself, though this can be a lot more interesting with a group of friends. School and city alike offer a wealth of things to become involved with, or just ways to kill time; these can be as important to college life as any classroom.
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