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St. Lawrence University

  • Canton, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 2,414
    total students
  • $47,350 | $47,350
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 46%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 610
    sat math
  • 600
    sat reading
  • 600
    sat writing
  • 27
    act composite

Overview

Small-Town Canton, at the Foothills of the Adirondacks, Offers Outdoor Adventure in Northern New York and Canada

St. Lawrence University is located in Canton in northern New York. The area lies along the border with Canada, between the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondacks. Canton is approximately an hour from Ottawa, Canada, the nation's capital and home of the NHL Ottawa Senators. Two hours to the northeast is metropolitan Montreal, Canada. Montreal is home to a rich French history that dates back over 300 years and offers an incredible array of architecture: pubs, churches, and an old town that seems almost like a taste of European class and style. Montreal is also home to the NHL"s Montreal Canadians team. Syracuse, New York and Burlington, Vermont, are within a three-hour drive of the university.

The St. Lawrence campus and local region sits just north of the Adirondacks. Of course, the mountain range offers incredible forest views, hiking trails, scores of rivers and brooks, and the world-famous Lake Placid, which was used twice for the Winter Olympic events and is still home to professional sports activities.

The St. Lawrence Seaway, the Thousand Islands, and countless wilderness lakes and rivers are easy day trips for boating, hiking, skiing, canoeing, swimming, and sightseeing. St. Lawrence students find the area is perfect for biking, running, canoeing, snowmobiling, roller blading, and fishing. In addition to the university's facilities, an ice arena, a theater, two golf courses, and athletic fields are available in Canton for student use.

Active Learning, Small Classes, and a Variety of Athletics and Research Opportunities Encourage Student Leadership

Students at St. Lawrence University do not just process traditionally learned course work in the classroom or study hall. Many participate directly in community-based active learning that provides them with an enormous choice of options through which they can learn, be of service, and develop as persons. The goal of the St. Lawrence liberal arts education is the development of literate, thoughtful, rhetorically sensitive, and ethically responsible individuals.

With an undergraduate student body of just over 2,400 students, St. Lawrence is able to keep course work focused and enable small classes to be accessed by all. There are many research opportunities at St. Lawrence University which are an integral part of the education. Nearly a hundred students are able to participate with key staff and faculty members on important research projects annually or, in many cases, develop new personal research projects.

The athletic department provides the opportunity for virtually all enrolled male and female students to participate in athletics in a wide variety of sports. With thirty-two intercollegiate sports to choose from, and many club and intramural sports options, students are able to select from a wide variety of athletic options.

With all of the outstanding organizations to join and activities to be a part of, it is no wonder that so much student leadership emerges along the way. With the small classes, campus athletics, and the endless list of organizations' such as chess society, dance team, Black Student Union, and many more-there is no shortage of opportunities for group membership and the resultant active learning and growth and development of student leadership.

Volunteerism and Community Service Provide Student Leadership Opportunities for a Civic-Minded Generation of Students

Volunteerism and community service have risen greatly since the horrific events of September 11, 2001, when America saw its hopes for humanity lost with the destruction of the Twin Towers in NYC. And college students'as in the many past generations' have been at the forefront of those efforts, signaling what has become known as a second civil-rights generation

St. Lawrence University's commitment to service has produced coinciding curricular activities and events for students to develop, understand, and apply practically all of the fundamentals required of leaders. The staff and university faculty come together with students to outline programs that drive a lifetime of growing and create significantly more important relationships with a greater social force. Student leadership and community service are two of the basic products of this effort.

Each year, the Center for Volunteerism initiates a number of activities aligned with its mission. Recent events include the Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Walk, Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Rummage Sale, AIDS Awareness Day, MADD Make a Difference Day, Walk-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity, and the Tennis Tournament. Outside volunteer centers such as CAVA (Citizens Against Violent Acts) regularly enlist the aid of individual St. Lawrence students to support the very immediate real-world crises of sexual and physical abuse sustained by many residents in the local area. Once completely trained, students can give back directly in a way unavailable in the classroom, while also earning credit in many cases. These and other important organizations throughout the greater-Canton area enable students to serve their community where they are needed the most.


Location & Contact

St. Lawrence University


Canton, NY 13617-1455
USA

Jeremy Freeman

Director of Admissions

Phone: 315-229-5261
Fax: 315-229-5818
Email: jfreeman@stlawu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Canadian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neurobiology and Anatomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geophysics and Seismology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,424
    • Accepted2,054
    • Acceptance Rate46%
    • Enrolled2,414
    • Female Applicants2,245
    • Females Accepted1,169
    • Female Acceptance Rate52%
    • Male Applicants2,179
    • Males Accepted885
    • Male Acceptance Rate40%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.49
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 31st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan February 1st --
    • Transfer April 1st May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 600 550 650
    • SAT Math 610 570 660
    • SAT Writing 600 550 650
    • ACT Composite 27 25 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$47,350
    • Out-of-state tuition *$47,350
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$336.00
    • Room and board *$12,286.00
    • Room only *$6,166.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,414
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.1%
    • Black or African American3.11%
    • White or Caucasian79.95%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian1.86%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races2.28%
    • Unknown.41%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.87% representing 46 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 98%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Outing Club, student newspaper, student government, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division X No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes Division 3 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division X No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes Division 3 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty207
    • Full-time Percentage84%
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 2,257 students to 191 faculty


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