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There's a strong sense of identity but not a strong community per se. The sense of community has improved somewhat in my 4 years here, though.
are you saying that you feel left out
not at all
$1.00 for washing, $1.00 for drying. There's also a medium-pricey private laundry service in Bronxville that will pick up your laundry and do it for you, and a few private laundromats in the area.
Yes. Almost everybody goes through some growing pains when they come to SLC, and a minority (about one in ten) of students will realize that this school is not for them.
Why is this the case? Shouldn't the one to one individualized and personalized attention translates to an incredible education?
It's important to draw a distinction between the education provided and the overall experience. Almost every student here would agree that the education alone is incredible. No other college does academics like we do. But other things--social life, tuition costs, etcetera--also impact the overall experience.
How easy it is to meet/discuss with the professors out of the required class hours? How much extra time can you spend talking with the professors? I heard that it is easy to do so at Haverford College. Since the professor just live nearby, that prof does not mind it at all. In fact, I got the impression that it is REMARKABLY easy to do so.
What do you think accounts for the problems socially?
One part facilities, one part culture. If you want to go more in depth email me -- junger at gm.slc.edu
Junger, I tried to email you at the above address, but it did not go through. Any suggestions?
Please elaborate on your answer of "one part facilities and one part culture."
All I can say is with grammar like yours, I can guarantee that you will not get in to SLC
First off it was a typo. Second I actually got admitted as a fall student. No need to give negative feedback if its not constructive.
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Written by Jess Unger
SLC is a magnet for students who want, above all other things, to be well-educated. Careers, money, and business are seen as secondary in comparison to the joy of learning. The one-of-a-kind curriculum gives you the freedom to choose what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. Many students come to Sarah Lawrence unsure of their futures, and many graduate feeling no less disoriented. Yet, it's agreed that the SLC program, with its distinctive philosophy of academics, is a life-changing experience. After all, being a student here equals spending four years immersed in a community of intellectual young people and world-renowned professors.
What students report as the biggest setback is the anemic social scene. Nightlife is nearly nonexistent. Traditionally, SLC students are introspective, private, and socially-awkward people. Loners are abundant, as are small, insular cliques. The severe lack of ethnic or political diversity means that there may be too many like-minded people for the college's own good. Further complicating the situation is the often unfriendly off-campus neighborhood, which causes many students to feel trapped on campus. And it's hard to dismiss the staggeringly high tuition prices. Still, the retention rate is high; students seem determined to endure the College's weaknesses for the sake of its unique strengths.
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