College Freshman 2013-10-13T16:12:37Z
Our college is huge in their sports and varsity teams. We have one of the best riding and hockey teams in the nation. There is plenty of school spirit and support at each event.
College Freshman 2013-10-13T16:10:57Z
Drugs aren't big here but you do occasionally meet people that do.
College Sophomore 2013-10-10T00:21:09Z
The food is absolutely horrible. It is impossible to find something to eat. I would never eat at the school if i didn't have to. The chicken tastes like 20 year old rubber. Avoid at all costs.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T15:03:13Z
It is very cold and snowy from the months of November to April. Although it is cold the campus is close and all the buildings are always heated. The snow is always managed so it is safe to walk around and class is never canceled.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T15:00:22Z
While being in the middle of a distant farm land area St. Lawrence's campus has a lot to offer. The gym and athletic facilities are amazing and many of the student body are athletic. The classrooms are small and personal and provide a chance to learn and interact with peers. The student center is always busy with smiles and providing a place to study and eat!
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:58:04Z
The nightlife at St. Lawrence has a little bit of everything for all types of people. There are a few bars and dance places, but there is also the Java Barn which hosts jam bands and provides a great place to dance and relax. The senior townhouses and some theme houses provide good and safe parties. There isn't much of a reason or want to ever leave campus because it is pretty much all there for you.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:55:03Z
At St. Lawrence University every program is small and personal so you get to know your major, professors, and peers. All of those components make each major special and unique to you.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:53:05Z
Once you choose a major its really easy to declare, and once you declare you pick a new advisor who is specific to the major and helps you throughout the whole process.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:49:07Z
There are a lot of great majors at St. Lawrence and the professors who head the majors really help students develop knowledge, interest, and experience. The surrounding town of Canton serves great opportunities to enrich the experiences and internships that go along with ones major. Also, the excellent study abroad programs at the school serve as an enriching component to give you the best diverse knowledge with your major.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:43:30Z
There are so many internship opportunities as well as opportunities to work close with professors to really get into your major. St. Lawrence also provides a lot of excellent study abroad programs that enrich your mind and major. Canton is a small town but has a lot to offer for students to spend time within the town and honing in on their interest while also gaining experiences.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T14:40:02Z
Greek life isn't huge at SLU. It doesn't determine your social life if you are in a frat or sorority. Greek life has a lot of formals but otherwise its just another group of people on campus with a common interest.
College Junior 2013-08-05T04:35:59Z
There are financial services and financial aid offices on campus and they are notable for their quality. I personally received a merit-based scholarship for 28 hundred dollars and it is renewable! I was pleased, it helped that I applied for early acceptance and went for an interview before applying. Make it clear in your interview that you are interested in receiving a scholarship. On campus, you can apply for scholarships for just about everything under the sun. 85 PERCENT of all SLU students attend the school with some sort of financial aid!
College Junior 2013-08-05T04:28:05Z
Health & Safety:
Safety and security at SLU is pretty good. There are plenty of 'blue boxes' with buttons and phones for emergencies. I think the best service is that there are safe walks available by request for on and off campus. I haven't had to use one yet so I hope that if I do in the future I will be met by someone quickly. My only critique is that sometimes security personnel in the office seem disinterested and aren't very helpful. But sometimes they go above and beyond!
College Junior 2013-08-05T04:21:10Z
I do not have concerns about finding more internships because SLU has one of the most notable Academic Services offices around, known for their plentiful internship resources and internship scholarships as well. I have had an internship through the Shadow a Saint program and it was the most ideal experience! I got to meet with professionals who have the exact position I want in the exact place where I want to work- The US Dept of State in DC!
College Junior 2013-08-05T04:16:33Z
I don't ever regret being a Multi-language major. It fits right in line with my goal of becoming a conference interpreter for the US government. I can't imagine being anything else and the classes in my major always challenge me and interest me. My only complaint is that I wish I had time to adopt another major. I have a Global Studies minor but I don't have the room in my schedule for anything else because I must spend time abroad and, unlike some other majors, my courses don't fulfill many other requirements.
College Junior 2013-08-05T04:05:02Z
Being a Multi-Language major at SLU is pretty cool. You are able to form relationships with a variety of professors in the Modern Languages department, and they are all great. I think that there are two downsides: The first is that there are an unusual number of adjunct profs, making finding and keeping an academic adviser difficult. The second is that some language courses, like German, don't have beyond two levels of courses offered.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T21:47:26Z
The daily staples at the dining hall are reliable and better than at most colleges. The student involvement in local eating movements and awareness have reached into the meal plans so that it is easy to find out the source of your meal, and the expanding lunch options to accommodate crowded rush hours at the Pub have helped. The increasing class sizes will test the efficiency of these improvements but the overall dining options are still a step above most schools in terms of quality and flexibility.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T21:41:21Z
The student body itself is relatively homogenous, so we do get a rep of being a preppy white kid school, but there is actually very little of the stuck up attitude implied in this stereotype. Though there is not a tremendous amount of diversity, the ethnic and racial diversity that is present on campus is accepted and celebrated, and there are always opportunities to express one's cultural heritage and celebrate that of fellow students.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T14:16:21Z
My freshman dorm was actually pretty nice, though the kitchens were often pretty gross.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T02:39:04Z
Choosing your major is fairly easy, especially if you have a major already in mind. St. Lawrence offers a lot of intro courses that can help you make a decision.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T02:37:44Z
Apply for the Merit Scholarships, those will help if you receive one.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T02:34:26Z
If you like the snow, cold, and own snow boots the weather will be fine! Fall is usually warm/cool, winter wet and snowing, and in the spring the ground is wet from snowmelt.
College Sophomore 2013-07-20T02:32:45Z
Don't worry about parking. Campus is small enough to walk across in 20 minutes. Most students who are freshmen or sophomores will leave their car in a parking lot a little further from their dorm. You don't really need a car to get to class, unless it's -50 outside.
College Senior 2013-07-17T23:11:03Z
Canton is a very small, rural town. Very few seniors get a chance to live in an apartment off-campus. I think you have to go through an approvals process with the administration in order to do it, too. On the other hand, most of the things that you want to do are on campus, not off, and there are senior townhouses are that are very nice. It's like getting an apartment, but on campus and without the hassle of rent or a landlord.
College Senior 2013-07-17T23:08:41Z
I think the campus housing options are really good and varied, which is impressive given the small size of St. Lawrence. Greek houses are a minority, which I think is good for the campus. Instead, we have theme housing. International House, Intercultural floor, Ray Ross house, Commons, Outing Club house, Greenhouse, Women's Resource house, La Casa, sports team suites, townhouses for seniors, and many, many more. There are also regular dorms for upperclassmen. First year students are assigned to a intro college course that they take with 30 other students that live in the same part of residence hall with them, which is nice because it gives you a base group of students - that you see in AND out of class - to start making friends with. Almost all of my closest friends are from my First Year Program. All but a handful of seniors live on campus because it's such a small town. I think the atmosphere benefits from that. There are always things to do on campus, from week-night activities to week-end parties. Sykes is the best dorm to live in because it's connected to the dining hall and is central to campus. Gaines is the dorm farthest from the center of campus, but it's a small school so even being "so far away" is only a five minute walk from the student center. Wifi is unlimited and available everywhere on campus. The student center is sweet and the Winston Room (like a mini-theater) shows new movies every weekend, as well as hosts raves and comedians. The housing process is a bit of a hassle to get through, and if you get a sucky housing number as a freshman, you might not get to choose the building you live in.
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