College Junior 2013-10-12T22:26:20Z
Best done if you have a friend to split the cost, single room apartments are very expensive. Living in the village of Bronxville is going to be much more expensive than living in Yonkers. The Bronxville PO extends into Yonkers, so you can live in a relatively nice area but not pay crazy high Bronxville rent. (The entire campus of SLC is in Yonkers city limits but it has a Bronxville PO). There are co-ops in the area, which I would strongly avoid, you have to get board approval to get a lease. A lot of people in the area don't like students and might give you a hard time getting the lease, but for the price point and the rooms I think it's worth it. I lived off campus for almost half the price of the dorms, my room was huge and air conditioned.
College Junior 2013-10-12T22:19:40Z
I love it here and can't see myself anywhere else. The academics are simple incredible. You will find yourself talking to your professor on the phone about conference work or even walking your professor's dog. The classes here go above and beyond and can meet any challenge you put forward. The campus is beautiful and peaceful; Bronxville is a charming place to spend time, and the option of NYC is always there. I've met some of my best friends here as well. The worst thing in my opinion is the gender ratio - it makes dating and even hooking up weird and hard to do. There's also annoying faux social activists, but they're incredibly easy to ignore. The first semester will be hard, but once you find your groove it becomes a great place.
College Junior 2013-10-12T22:12:04Z
It's hard to throw a party that doesn't get busted and some of the security guards are total assholes. Sometimes students will call in noise complaints on other students (don't be that guy) but sometimes the guards just patrol the campus and break up parties when they see them. In terms of punishment, I don't know anyone who has had to pay a fine, but I know it's possible to get fined if you have multiple offenses.
College Junior 2013-10-12T22:09:14Z
I recommend moving off campus after freshman year. It's really expensive and is not worth the price tag. Most first years get put in Hill House, Garrison, or Taylor. A few get the old dorms, and some girls get put in Lynd. Hill is very spacious and you get a kitchen, but it is old and dirty. Garrison and Taylor are traditional style dorms with linoleum floors and communal bathrooms, however some people like the sense of community found in them because the floors are small. The older dorms have charm, but are in serious need of upgrades. Tweed is beautiful, but doesn't house very many students. Andrews Court and Rothschild are the only buildings with air conditioning, but you can only live there from sophomore year and up.
College Junior 2013-10-12T22:03:23Z
Mainly Asian and Italian. The pizza selection is great of course, but the amount of other options is underwhelming. Bronxville is on the pricy side, but still affordable. There's a frozen yogurt place in town, and one in the Cross Country Mall. There's also a Chipotle in the mall.
College Junior 2013-10-12T22:00:43Z
OK if you want a football team this is not the place as we don't have a football field. However, we're in the process of joining the NCAA and are making big strides in our athletics. I'm on the women's swim team, which is probably the best team at the school. If you want to play sports in college, it's still a great place to do so. The workouts are challenging and the coaches are great. However, the general student population doesn't really care about sports and the turnouts to games are pretty low.
College Junior 2013-10-12T21:54:30Z
From 5pm to 5am you can call for a shuttle service to pick up anywhere around campus. Sometimes the shuttles can take awhile to come, especially at Hill House. However, keep in mind that it only takes about 20 minutes to walk from one end of campus to the other. There is a shuttle on Saturdays that drops off at the Met, it is best to sign up ahead of time. Also, there is a shuttle on the weekends that goes to Trader Joe's in Scarsdale and one that goes to Whole Foods in Yonkers (neither of which are very easy to access using public transportation).
College Junior 2013-10-12T21:51:52Z
I love the set-up of the academics here, it's so liberating in comparison to so many other schools, where you are restricted to classes within your major. The only downside is that because anyone can take any class (except for advance level ones of course) you can end up getting bumped from a class that really fascinates you (seminars are capped at 15 people). However, professors tend to offer the same classes every couple of years. Additionally, if you get bumped from something you're really passionate about, you can audit it.
College Junior 2013-10-12T08:51:53Z
There isn't a focus on athletics; I don't know much about teams here. We don't have a lot of fans/games/fun around athletics, and unfortunately, I don't know of many athletic clubs/activities. If sports are your #1 priority, I can't imagine the school is for you. But if you think the school is a good fit in other ways, and love sports, look further, there might be a team or a way to start one. Also look at what grades actual athletes give.
College Junior 2013-10-12T08:45:40Z
Remember New York state gives only need-based financial aid, which is frustrating to someone would have an easy time getting merit-based aid elsewhere.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T14:39:33Z
I don't think this school is very restrictive. The ideology of the school is to provide a personalized, deep education for every student, so there aren't really that many academic restrictions. There are no required classes. Obviously underage drinking and smoking weed are not allowed, but everyone does it anyway and security doesn't really care lol. Unless you are being extremely loud and disruptive.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T14:35:48Z
There are many off campus dining locations in Bronxville. Its not Manhattan, but the restaurants are nice, and are frequented regularly by students. Many also provide student discounts when you show your SLC ID.
College Sophomore 2013-07-22T14:32:40Z
Nightlife is okay. There really aren't any huge, crazy parties like in state schools and bigger colleges. Mostly you just hang out with your group of friends. But if your willing to pay for the metro north and other expenses, NYC is very close by, and many people use this advantage. People like to go to bars/clubs in the city. There are lots to choose from.
College Sophomore 2013-07-15T18:21:17Z
To have a really good time and see new things its a must to go into New York City which is a 30 minute train ride. The only problem is that it costs $15 round trip and can become costly.
College Sophomore 2013-07-15T18:17:10Z
All facilities are rather small and it can feel crowded. There's hardly a place to just be by yourself
College Sophomore 2013-07-15T18:14:09Z
Not much diversity. Only a small group of people of color. People tend to dress alike once they come here.
College Sophomore 2013-07-15T18:12:50Z
I was able to find an apartment that was a decent price and not too far from school. It is definitely cheaper than on-campus housing
Recent Alumnus 2013-06-29T16:35:55Z
On the Way – SLC sports get a bad rap because we're a small school and we can't support a broad range of teams. However, a number of our varsity teams cleaned up in our regional conference this season, and we've added several new men's teams in recent years. Our homecoming game is a big deal every fall.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T22:23:53Z
there is a shuttle that will take you to the train station and to trader joes along with driving people around campus. the train is also walking distance, very close and very accessible, and well priced. if you call a taci they are usually there in ten minutes. also zip cars are available and very easy to access.
College Sophomore 2013-03-25T22:20:20Z
Everybody is extremely accepting to race sexuality and gender.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T18:42:07Z
If you're up for a liberal arts education, then this is the place for you. You are encouraged to study all avenues of interest whilst finding a common thread between them with your intended focus of study. You can explore your academic and professional interests without feeling confined to a specific major.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T18:40:40Z
I am grateful for the scholarship I received. However, SLC doesn't have a lot of money to give. They do give what they can, all they can, which I respect tremendously. It is hard to compare them to other schools that can afford to offer a full ride, but they do give all they can.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T18:37:02Z
The campus is very relaxed and reasonable about most things. They trust us to be responsible and you do your best to hold yourself to their standards. It's hard because it is your home and also your place of study, but you find the balance.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T18:25:24Z
It's nice to have the option, since I think these are formed when there isn't enough people or funding to make the team official.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T18:23:28Z
For a school as artistic as SLC, our sports teams are pretty good and steadily getting better. It's not a big part of campus life, but it's a nice inclusion and expands the horizons of such an artsy environment.
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