Canton, NY
St Lawrence University


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Recent Reviews

Laura
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Lawrence is a school that is full of great academics, traditions, and experiences, and you will definitely come out with ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Lawrence is a school that is full of great academics, traditions, and experiences, and you will definitely come out with great friends and memories.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Snow Bowl, being cold, having an amazing hockey team, good student life, excellent professors, rigorous academics, strong traditions. It's amazing!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I was looking at colleges, I kept hearing from people that the right campus would just "feel right". And as odd as that sounds, it couldn't be more true. I know when I set foot on the St. Lawrence campus that I had to be there for the next four years, and with the exception of a semester abroad in London, that is where I found myself. The best way to make the most of your years at college is to get involved in groups that really interest you-- they are where you will meet your best friends! And if there is a performance, a game, a lecture, a dinner, or ANY special event on your campus, you should really make an effort to attend. I learned just as much from life outside the classroom as I did from my amazing professors. Where ever you go, enjoy your time and make amazing memories!

Nicolien
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents and/or students to really seek out the schools they are most interested in. Make sure to visit the sch...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents and/or students to really seek out the schools they are most interested in. Make sure to visit the school more than once, if you can, and try to get a sleepover visit if possible. Re-visit days after admission are crucial to deciding if the school is right for you, especially since they let you sit in on sample classes of your choice with real professors. To make the most of the college experience you really have to get out of your bubble and experience new things. Spend time with people you would never have spent time with back at home, and find out about new cultures and areas in the world. Also get involved with the surrounding community at your school, and if you don't join club or varsity athletics find an organization that best suits you and stay involved wtih that organization. Explore as much as possible, this is the best four years of your life!!!!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How small the town really is, how the people are in the town, how the weather is up here, that there is no off campus living

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The school spirit, the great sports teams, social life, parties, professors, academic environment, the close proximity to Canada

Susanne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

SLU was immediately impressive to me because my admission interview focused on me and what types of things I liked to do- not...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

SLU was immediately impressive to me because my admission interview focused on me and what types of things I liked to do- not the school. No one tried to "sell" the school. Also, the financial aid was better than any other school I had considered.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for the school that will prepare you not only for your future career, but for the world. I am a huge proponent of liberal arts education and well-rounded students.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It's location can be a drawback for some. SLU is a small liberal arts school - if you want a city, SLU is not right for you. However, the size and location of SLU aids in creating community on campus.

Katherine
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to look at more than three colleges and be sure to look outside of the state you live in. Look around the country. ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to look at more than three colleges and be sure to look outside of the state you live in. Look around the country. You can relocate to anywhere, this is your one chance.

Courtney
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A rural campus, focused on outdoor activities with a very self-contained, slightly elitist environment of socially aware, but...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A rural campus, focused on outdoor activities with a very self-contained, slightly elitist environment of socially aware, but at times, shallow students.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

St. Lawrence used to be best known as a big party school, but I think in recent years, the administration has tried and succeeded at changing that reputation. While I was there, among the students at least, I would say we were best known for hockey and our social activism was on the rise. I wouldn't be suprised if that became central to our campus's reputation in the near future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right school based on one or two visits, a campus tour and the mind-numbing repetition of reading college demographics doesn't always lead students or parents to feel feel confident in their final choice. When I visited my Alma Mater as an accepted but undecided student, the dean of students gave us advice that I found to be irritatingly sappy at the time: go find an Adirondack chair somewhere on campus, sit down, and see if you can really imagine yourself here. Well, I didnt do that, but I did take some time to just walk around campus by myself, and get a grasp of what this school felt like to me. Could I imagine walking to class or brunch in my pajamas down this path? Could I see myself lying on a blanket with my friends in that courtyard? Was that the building in which I would spend sixteen hours straight studying for an exam? In four years, would I walk across that green with a diploma in my hand? Could this new place ever feel like home? Something about that campus said yes, I would do all those things, and I never looked back.

Stephen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a good school where you can party, be active, or be an athlete and still get good grades if you try.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It is a good school where you can party, be active, or be an athlete and still get good grades if you try.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say to travel and check out every campus that you can and go on a school sponsored overnight visit. I would also say not to go to a school just because you can afford it. Money should not deter anyone from going to a school they wish to go to.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The ideal setting, size of the campus, the food, good looking women.

Kacie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Lawrence is the perfect place to both work hard and play hard.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

St. Lawrence is the perfect place to both work hard and play hard.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

St. Lawrence is known for strong academics, hockey, beer.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Feeling. Enough said. I think that when choosing a college, the most important part in making your decision is the "feeling" you get when you walk on campus. It is incredibly important to physically go to each school you are looking at and see how you feel there. That is your best way to determine where you belong. The atmosphere of the school is something you feel right away on each campus and it is this that allows you to see if you feel as if you fit there. Of course it is incredibly important to look at academics, sports, financial aid, ect., but so many schools have so much to offer. That is when it comes finally down to where you feel most comfortable, and it is that first time on a campus that shows you how you feel. That is how I felt when I first stepped on St. Lawrence University campus, like i belonged.

Bjorn
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small school means close friend networks. Intimate social environment. Small class sizes help students succeed academcially....

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small school means close friend networks. Intimate social environment. Small class sizes help students succeed academcially. There are plenty of parties but nothing like a big school, if partying is why your at school St lawrence is not a good choice. Cold winters, and gray skies until the spring.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Deciding which school to go to can be a hard descision. It requires looking at your future and making descisions for it without fully knowing what implications those descisions will have. All you can do at the time is make the best descision based on what you know. Decide between a Liberal arts school or a large state university. Liberal arts schools and state schools are very different, learning about their differences and using helps in decideing what type of education you are looking for as well as the general type of environment on campus that will be most suitable for you. Knowing what you want to study, and choosing schools that are strong in those departments is a good method if you know for sure what it is that you want to study. Once you have arrived on campus get involved! extracurricular activities are the best way to meet people who share common interests.

Harriet
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students looking to find the right college should really try to do campus tours and overnight visits. Becoming a part of the ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students looking to find the right college should really try to do campus tours and overnight visits. Becoming a part of the college, even just for a night, can be a very taste of what four years may be like. If these aren't possible, prospective students should take advantage of the online chats and other outreach programs the colleges offer. When narrowing the search, pick a few criteria that are the most important to the student and critically review prospective colleges in terms of those. The search is difficult but with specific goals in mind it will be much more manageable. In terms of making the most out of the college experience: it is what you make it. Put yourself out there. Try something new, even if you hate it after that one time. Do your homework and engage yourself in your classes, you'll regret it if you don't. Remember that college is the time in your life to branch out from everything you've ever known, to discover passions and to discover a world that you didn't know existed.

What's unique about your campus?

the dedicated professors who will work with motivated students to gain the most from their education, the writing centers, the efforts of greek life to hold together and persevere, division i hockey, the fitness center, the outdoor program, abroad programs, the growing emphasis on service-learning and civic engagement, green initiatives, small classes, broadness of a liberal arts experience, the students who work to engage others, opportunities to be recognized for hard work and achievements

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Transportation to and from for those without cars, the weather in the dead of winter, the lack of on-campus recruitment by companies and graduate schools, a sense of apathy about everything in a certain percentage of the student body, the fact that the greek system has been declining, the fact that more people don't volunteer regularly

Courtney
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to look not only at academics but also social life. Do you want to be stuck living on campus all four years? What is the culture surrounding alcohol? Does this school support LGBTQQIAA? What is the workload vs. social life ratio? What organizations are you interested in?

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A liberal person that doesn't like heavy drinking, anyone dealing with sexuality or gender issues, and shy people.

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