St. Lawrence University

Campus Description

The mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity, and the planet.

23 Romoda Dr., Canton, NY 13617

Toll-free 800.285.1856 or 315.229.5261

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor’s, Master’s, Post-Master’s Certificate


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, alpine and Nordic skiing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, alpine and Nordic skiing, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field. Coed: equestrian.

Intramural Sports: Women's: basketball, broomball, canoe relay, quadrathalon, soccer, softball, volleyball. Men's: basketball, broomball, canoe relay, football, quadrathalon, soccer.
Club Sports: Coed: aerobics, cycling, kayaking, martial arts, rugby, running, alpine and Nordic skiing, squash.

Clubs and Activities

More than 100 Arts and Cultural Organizations, Journalism and Communication Organizations, Religious Organizations, Service and Special-Interest Organizations, Student Government and Theme Cottages.

Featured Programs

St. Lawrence has adopted a new strategic map for the next decade. "The St. Lawrence Promise: a Lifetime Experience of Thoughtfulness" will guide new program and facilities additions. In spring 2012, the University introduced a new New York City Semester, and in spring 2013 the college introduced a new Sustainability Semester, in which students live together and practice sustainable agriculture and lifestyles. St. Lawrence began offering its new business in the liberal arts major in Fall 2013 and a BS degree in statistics in Fall 2015.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,404 (Full-time: 1,077 men, 1,325 women; Part-time: 2 men, 0 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 87 (Full-time: 14 men, 28 women; Part-time: 17 men, 28 women)
77% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
45% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 560 – 660
SAT math range: 560 – 660
ACT range: 26 – 30
SAT/ACT Special Note: International applicants must submit SAT I scores to be considered for admission. If SATs are not offered in the student's home country, then TOEFL may be submitted instead.
91% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
8% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American3.3%n/a
% Asian1.9%n/a
% Hispanic / Latino4.5%n/a
% White, Non-Hispanic78.7%n/a
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.3%n/a
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%n/a
% International / Nonresident Alien8.6%n/a
% Two or more races2.4%n/a
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity0.2%n/a

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$49,410 per year, or $1,703 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,730 (all students required to reside on campus unless granted an exemption)
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$1.022 per credit hour

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 1, early decision November 1; spring- November 1
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 1; spring- November 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- February 1; spring- November 1
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- May 1; spring- November 1

Application Requirements

HS transcript; principal or counselor recommendation; teacher recommendation; essay; submission of standardized test scores is optional.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
SLU Gift Aid