Jessica McNeese  Admission Counselor

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

Phone: (314) 977-3539
           (800) SLU-FOR-U
Fax:     (314) 977-7136
E-mail:  mcneesej@slu.edu



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What advice would you offer to students during their college search and application processes?
It is never too early to start looking at colleges/universities. Look at your academic and personal interests, how much you want to pay for schools, what internship and/or volunteer opportunities certain schools offer and choose a school that best fits you!

How long have you worked as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I just started my first recruitment cycle at SLU in 2013, but I was a counselor for 2 years at another college before I came back to my alma mater!

What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
So far, I enjoy a little bit of everything. However, I would have to say that the excitement in a student's voice after you have told them they were accepted into the university is priceless. To be the person that gives out such great news is a blessing.

Where is your favorite spot on SLU's campus?
The stairs in front of the clock tower has to be my favorite spot on campus. It's a great place to clear your head and collect your thoughts.

What is your favorite restaurant (or entertainment venue) near SLU's campus that you recommend to students and their families?
My all-time favorite entertainment venue is The Pageant. A nice variety of entertainers come to The Pageant and fans love it because there is no such thing as a bad seat! It's great!

What did you study as an undergraduate?
I studied Communication Sciences and Disorders as an undergraduate.

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?
"Where is a good place to stay on campus?" You really cannot go wrong with our on-campus housing. There is a community feel wherever you choose to stay on campus! The rooms are also pretty spacious for those people who like to bring a lot of clothes and shoes with them. Just keep in mind that you will have a roommate and they need space too.
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