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.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:42:20Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone at SLU is friendly!
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:41:13Z
SLU has a variety of clubs that support diversity. There are clubs for different cultures, religions, sexualities, political beliefs, etc. I have never seen any instance of intolerance toward any of them.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:39:32Z
Off-campus housing is not horrible to find. There are plenty of apartment buildings near campus that students live in. Prices are somewhat high, but they know students will live in their building because of the proximity to campus. They are nice apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:37:23Z
I came to SLU specifically for the program that I am in and thankfully I have fallen in love with the campus in the process. SLU is a great size, not too big and not too small. I enjoy the company of my peers and professors. Overall, SLU was an easy choice for me considering they had my major.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T01:35:34Z
SLU is known for their men's basketball and soccer teams. Games are pretty popular by avid sports fans and the occasional person who has a ticket. They are not nearly as popular as they could be though. However, with the basketball team doing well the last few seasons more and more students are getting involved and going to games.
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