St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University

Canton, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$56,766

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
53%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
700-800
16%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
29%
24-29
46%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,968
Declined 4,030
Total Received 6,998
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Private

2,392

undergraduate students

42

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,434
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational

1,100‐acre campus in Canton (population: 6,487), 80 miles from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 100 miles from Montreal, Quebec, 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. University operates transportation to airports and to Boston, Buffalo, New York City, and Syracuse during breaks.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ogdensburg International

St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY
13617

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • The Thelomathesian Society (student government)
  • Outing Club
  • Environmental Action Organization
  • Association for Campus Entertainment
  • La Sociedad Hispana

Top Events

  • Moving-Up Day
  • Candlelight Concert
  • Charter Day

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.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
42%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
53%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
700-800
16%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
30-36
29%
24-29
46%
18-23
20%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,968
Declined 4,030
Total Received 6,998

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
class rank

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, crew, cross-country, cycling, fencing, figure skating, Frisbee, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, cross-country, cycling, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, riding, rowing, running/fitness, snowboarding, soccer

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Conservation Biology
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,434

total students

39%

in-state

61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

2,392
students

Female
55%
1,312

Male
45%
1,080

2%

42
students

Female
43%
18

Male
57%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,365
students

Female
55%
1,292

Male
45%
1,073

2%

27
students

Female
75%
20

Male
25%
7

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 79%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

25

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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
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