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Saint Louis University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessC- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Unhelpful

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Date: Jan 13 2012
Major: Education (This Major's Salary over time)
Do not, I repeat, do not go here. Saint Louis University does it all right to get you here, but once you come to the school you become another pay check for administration, not a valued student. As an ROTC student I don't mind the high price of the school and that wasn't a determining factor (upwards of 40K per semester now in case you are wondering)however I did need to get influenced to come here. To do so my recruiter told me that the Education program would certify me to teach in Illinois as
a lot of the education students are from Illinois so it makes sense to teach both
Last year I went in and noticed that my schedual was the same as those that were MO natives and asked the Counselor (Everyone has bad counselors, this is a school wide thing not just education) and she told me that they only certify in MO standards. Point Slu.

Then you must take into account the fact that you are a pay check to them, plain and simple. I had to take out loans to cover my housing fees and ended up with extra money in my account. The school did not pay me back that money, and I am currently still waiting for over 2k, and after this semester it will jump to 6k. They don't care about the students, they just want to look pretty and sit in their chairs.

If you want to live on campus you can, but it is over priced (most expensive housing in St. Louis by square footage) and the food they provide is poor. Rules are so strict that you can't even bring friends over at certain times if they are of the opposite sex. No parties at all unless you are Greek, which is a very small amount of people.

The only plus is the club teams, although the school cut a lot of their funding (while still raising rates to attend) so I am not sure if they are still as good as they were my freshmen-junior year. If you want a school with school pride, this isn't the place either. It is almost taboo to go to basketball games or even wear school colors around campus. The Simon rec is serviceable and the non-teacher/admin staff is nice, but that is as close I can get to complimenting SLU.

Bottom line is that SLU doesn't care about you. If you are ok with that, and you want to deal with all the bureaucracy that it takes with administration to get anything done in your favor, have at it. Everyone else, stay as far away as possible. UMSL, Wash-U, and Lindenwood are in the same area and are all better then this place.

questionWhat kind of ROTC are/were you? Did that help at all? Did you think of transferring to any other schools?
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