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| The Professors are helpful, the food good, the campus is very nice. However, nothing can make up for the fact that this school is a complete drunkfest. The dorms are out of control, the students drink and drug themselves unconscious (almost 50 kids a year are brought to the emergency room unconscious). The administration knows this but is afraid to confront the issue and lose enrollment dollars. They will tell you this without hesitation. It is a horrible place for anyone with self respect to have to live at for 4 years. If you go here, be careful, it can be very dangerous . There is no campus police, just security, and as much as possible is handled in-house without being reported. |
|Oct 08 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| If I had the opportunity to attend another school I definitely would. The students and faculty are extremely stand offish to those who look different. It is an extremely preppy school and it's filled with ignorant, close minded people. the university should really have more information on diversity for the students since they clearly know nothing about it. SLU is not the place for me and seriously -- save yourself the trouble of attending. I know not everyone there is like that but the majority of the people are. the town of canton doesn't provide much besides the tick tock which students frequent every weekend. the parties have to end at 2 am and the food is terrible. the dorms are too small and they're not that attractive looking. |
|Jul 16 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| St. Lawrence is a school with a lot of potential, but which fails to meet that potential in glaring and massive ways. The campus is beautiful, that cannot be denied, and there are some excellent professors. Unfortunately, the administration doesn't care about their students beyond the money they can donate/fame they can bring, and will respond with apathy or even outright hostility to any attempt to challenge convention, or even just stand up for yourself. |
In particular their process of contesting grades or reporting problem professors is so archaic and bureaucratic as to be absurd, and they blatantly admit to assuming a students guilt before considering a professor's flaws. They will retain problem professors even after several notifications--individuals who have regularly missed classes, thrown things at students, yelled and and verbally attacked students, and have no ability to actually teach.
Ultimately the antagonistic position of the administration and their protection of a few terribly individuals ultimately downgrades the entire school, as it discourages students, frustrates scholars, and overshadows the positives brought by the few excellent professors the departments boast. These problem individuals are allowed to run so-much amok as to literally send students into depressive states, and to drive some from the school itself.
What makes all this truly sad is that SLU has the potential to become something great, but it has no focus or direction. Located in the wilderness, true, SLU could take advantage of its position and become a school with a sustainable vision to rival Green Mountain College. Instead, they are so obsessed with becoming the next Williams or Hamilton that they ignore the very potential that could make them great. The weather and location are nothing that should bother a student who has truly done their research before enrolling--what should give these students pause is the antagonistic and arrogant administration, the protection of idiotic professors, and the support of student institutions that help the few, not the many. I wish I could say that I was proud to have gone to SLU, but all I can really say is that I wish I had had the good sense to transfer, or even better to never attend at all.
|Sep 16 2011|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |