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Tuition & Fees

$51,200

$51,200

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,713
Declined + 3,163
Total Received 5,876
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Private (nonprofit)

2,435

undergraduate students

93

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 2805
ACT 2896

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
59%
18-23
15%
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Fun Facts

  • St. Lawrence University's alma mater was written by a graduate who also wrote "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and every time the holiday song is performed, St. Lawrence receives a royalty payment.
  • St. Lawrence University has the second largest number of intercollegiate teams: 32.

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School Facts

St. Lawrence, founded in 1856, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Canton, in northern New York.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,528
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Canton, NY

1,100‐acre campus in Canton (population: 6,714), 80 miles from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 130 miles from Syracuse. Served by bus; major airport serves Ottawa; smaller airports serve Ogdensburg (18 miles), Massena (38 miles), and Watertown (60 miles); train serves Plattsburgh (100 miles) and Syracuse. School operates transportation to airports and to Boston, Buffalo, New York City, and Syracuse during breaks.

St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 10% of male students
 
4 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
59%
18-23
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,713
Declined + 3,163
Total Received 5,876

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jeffrey Rickey
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 285-1856
F: 315 229-5818
admissions@stlawu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,581,156
State $1,320,326
Institutional $41,571,915
Other external
Total $45,473,397

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $19,782,303
Other external $1,922,796
Total $21,705,099

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League (Division III), Eastern College Athletic Association (Division I hockey)
Mascot
Saints
School colors
scarlet and brown
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Conservation Biology
Biology/Physics
Business in the Liberal Arts
Canadian Studies
Chemistry
Computer Science
Conservation Biology
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Studies
General Education Studies
Geology
Global Studies
Government
History
Mathematics
Mental Health Counseling
Modern Languages/Literature
Music
Neuroscience
Performance/Communication Arts
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
School Building Leadership
School Counseling
Sociology
Statistics
Studio Art
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Undergraduate

96%

2,435
students

Female
55%
1,342

Male
45%
1,093

Graduate

4%

93
students

Female
65%
60

Male
35%
33

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,404
students

Female
56%
1,326

Male
44%
1,078

undergraduatePart-time

2%

31
students

Female
52%
16

Male
48%
15

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

18

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

60%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Bosnia And Herzegovina
Canada
China
India
Kenya
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Musa Khalidi
Director of International Admission
315 229-5261
mkhalidi@stlawu.edu

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