College Junior 2013-12-08T16:02:54Z
There are a variety of places where students can hang out. The most popular place is the global citizenship building where students do work and student organizations hold activities. The library at this school is very accommodating. I enjoy the sections in the library where there are cubicles for independent studies and the sections where markers and white boards are provided for group studying. The campus traditions at this school revolve around the Jesuit church, so traditions are mostly religious based.
College Junior 2013-12-08T16:02:54Z
What sets my school apart from other schools is the academic programs; the chemistry program at this school is highly accredited as well as the other pre-med programs.
College Junior 2013-12-08T15:47:57Z
The computer labs are accessible, however, there are not many of them and it is absolutely necessary to have your own computer. The network reliability is average and printing is accessible. Printing costs are 10 cents a page and 50 cents a page for pages that need to include color. It is highly recommended to have a personal computer. Printing is manageable, however, so I don't believe there is a high demand for one to have a personal printer.
College Junior 2013-12-08T15:43:02Z
As a vegetarian, there are little to none options on this campus for people that eat like me. Though there is one place for vegetarians to eat called, Terre Ve, the place is closed very early, whereas other dining areas stay open very late, and is VERY EXPENSIVE. The best place for dining would be Salsarita's; however, the food is not the healthiest with the large amounts of salt that is put onto the tortilla chips. I do not use a meal plan/flex dollars. The best way to maximize my eating lifestyle is by living off campus and buying my own groceries to make meals for myself.
College Junior 2013-12-08T15:27:48Z
The financial aid process is one that is fair, but it is not very helpful unless I take out numerous school loans. My financial aid does not cover my most of my school fees and none of my book fees. My financial aid also does not completely cover my health insurance. The only way that i am able to continue going to school is by taking out numerous school loans. The way obtain financial aid at my school is by applying for financial aid in January, taking out school loans, and applying for scholarships.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:39:46Z
Typical college food options such as McDonalds, pizza places, Chipotle, Subway and so on. A short drive from campus is the "Loop" which has many more legitimate sit down restaurants.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:38:15Z
Off campus nightlife in St Louis is very good on the weekends, and there are other bars that offer specials during the week. On-campus parties at SLU are dominated by greek life, and most of these parties are open to all (unless you are rude) Parties take place within off campus apartments owned by upperclassmen and at off campus bar events hosted by a fraternity or sorority.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:34:51Z
Given that SLU is a private catholic school, most students tend to be upper-middle class, conservative, catholic students; That is not to say that other different groups are non-existent on SLU's campus. There are many international students that are primarily asian, but also come from SLU's satellite campus in Madrid, Spain.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:32:04Z
Campus dining is what it is. The main dining hall offers a large variety of options from day to day buffet style with the use of one meal swipe. There are a good amount of other restaurants around campus where flex dollars can be used to purchase "fast food", but the prices are very high if you find yourself out of flex dollars
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:30:10Z
Health & Safety:
Given its location within the city, the campus police do a very good job of patrolling the campus and making sure things are in order. Campus and the streets around it are also very well lit and lined with emergency phones just in case. Campus police also offer free rides and escorts at certain times of day/night
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:28:01Z
Getting into my program within the business school was a piece of cake. I simply noted my intended major on my regular application, and after admission met with my business school advisor to lay out a plan for my academic career.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:28:01Z
Finance and Accounting at the John Cook school of business is very enjoyable for many reasons. Most students in the business school tend to gravitate towards one or both of these majors, making group studying very easy to organize. The workload grows in intensity and difficulty each semester, which is the opposite of some other popular majors. Overall however, the workload is very manageable and is a good test of time management especially if you are a double major. The Business School building itself is one of the largest and the most beautiful on campus. The building has a very large atrium, countless study rooms, and many open classrooms within it. The staff at the business school is a very valuable resource for internships both within the Saint Louis area and your own hometown.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:20:24Z
Students take a shuttle to the Medical Campus for some classes, but I myself have never utilized these services given that many students have cars.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:19:17Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls around SLU's campus are very attractive and friendly, and overall are not very pretentious. SLU girls (especially in Greek life) not only know how to have a good time, but also hit the books hard when it counts.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:16:05Z
Drug/ alcohol safety programs are pretty good. They give students who help their drunk friends asylum from any disciplinary action
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:14:34Z
Most, if not all, students have their own laptops. Students really only use lab computers to print materials for class.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:13:05Z
The local atmosphere of St Louis is very enjoyable, whether you find yourself in the old Soulard brewing district, or on Washington Avenue in the heart of the city. Underclassmen tend not to stray far from campus to go to bars and such, since there is usually plenty to do just off campus at apartment parties and some smaller bars. Upperclassmen venture to the city much more frequently to gamble and attend many of the popular (but stricter) bars that are a short cab ride away.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:08:15Z
Off-campus housing is significantly cheaper than on-campus housing, and off campus apartments put you even closer to your class buildings. Pricing is very reasonable and units are readily available, but the leasing/landlord companies' night staff is somewhat strict about breaking up parties.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:06:04Z
The weather in St Louis is very pleasant most days. The beauty of midwestern weather is the presence of 4 true seasons. Winters can be quite cold, and summer quite hot; overall the weather is very enjoyable if you are prepared for its variability.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:04:35Z
Don't even think about drinking in your dorm if you are underage. Over extended holiday breaks, rooms are checked for containers and other items that could be construed as drinking items.
College Junior 2013-12-04T19:03:18Z
Saint Louis University has an astonishingly beautiful campus given its proximity to urban St Louis, which creates the feeling of an oasis in the city landscape. Overall, the student population at SLU is very involved in campus activities such as service, athletic clubs, and the relatively large greek community. That being said, the administration of SLU is very poor in recognizing the opportunities the students present that would aid in growing the university reputation particularly the social aspect of student life and development. SLU administration uses all possible angles to strangle the greek population, despite greek students large contributions to the school.
College Junior 2013-12-04T18:58:34Z
The process for student housing is a nightmare in regards to the lottery process. Students might find themselves stuck in a building with only half, or none of the friends they applied to live with. Student housing is also significantly more expensive than the (in some cases closer) of campus housing options
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:49:45Z
St. Louis is a great city, despite the crime. SLU's campus is safe and if you're not by yourself the rest of St. Louis is safe too. There's plenty to do in St. Louis so it is important to experience the city, outside of campus. There are museums, parks, great restaurants, great sporting events, and great nightlife options.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:47:22Z
Typically there is no need for the safety officers to get involved in much around campus. They do get called for certain instances, like drug use. They are great people if you get to know them. They just want the best for the students and their safety.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:45:44Z
There are several off-campus dining options. Being in St. Louis, there is no shortage of good food around. Some options are more expensive than others, but overall there is always something appetizing very close.
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