Colleen Corcoran  Admission Counselor

Saint Louis University
Office of Admission
One N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone: (314) 977-2423
           (800) SLU-FOR-U
Fax:     (314) 977-7136
E-mail:  ccorcor3@slu.edu



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What advice would you offer to students during their college search and application processes?
My best advice is to visit the college you are most considering. Nothing will give you a better perspective on a school than staying in a residence hall, eating in the cafeteria, sitting in on a class and talking to real students. Also, I'd recommend starting the college search early, and doing most visits during junior year. Senior year is crazy and busy, and you'll take a big source of stress away if you do most of the search before your senior year.

How long have you worked as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I started in 2013 as an admission counselor at SLU, but I worked as a Student Ambassador or Recruitment Intern every year when I was an undergrad at SLU.

What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
My favorite part of being an admission counselor at SLU is interacting with students throughout the admission process. It's great to meet someone at a college fair, see them on campus for visits or scholarship interviews, then finally see them in the fall as a fellow Billiken!

Where is your favorite spot on SLU's campus?
My favorite spot on SLU's campus is the ponds by Chaifetz Arena. There are always fish and ducks frolicking around, and even though it feels like I'm not in the city when I'm there, it offers great views of campus and the Arch.

What is your favorite restaurant (or entertainment venue) near SLU's campus that you recommend to students and their families?
One of my favorite restaurants near SLU is Cafe Ventana. It is just off the west end of campus, across Vandeventer Avenue. They have amazing beignets (especially the chocolate-filled ones) and a great variety of coffee drinks. I loved studying there because of all the study space and free WiFi. They also have meeting rooms that I used all the time for working on group projects.

What did you study as an undergraduate?
As an undergrad I changed my major a total of five times, but I ended up studying Economics through the business school, with a minor in Spanish.

Other than those regarding financial aid, what are the most common questions you receive from prospective students and their families, and how do you respond?
One of the most common questions I get from prospective students and their families is about the easiest way to get from their home city to St. Louis. St. Louis is a major city in the middle of the country, so there are lots of options. Many airlines fly into and out of St. Louis' airport, and the Megabus and Amtrak train both connect St. Louis to many regional cities. The best way to get to and from campus is to come to SLU and befriend people from your hometown - that way you and they can carpool home for all the campus breaks!
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