A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
St. Lawrence University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Website

St. Lawrence University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for St. Lawrence University

Cost

Net Price
$30,938/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,183/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,076/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,472/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,712/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,274/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,282Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Passionate
    33%
  • Big egos
    17%
  • Laidback
    6%
  • Overachiever
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.51 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Strong community
    38%
  • Pretentious. Very egotistic.
    31%
  • A brought spectrum of personalities
    19%
  • A good variety of people
    13%

After St. Lawrence University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

St. Lawrence University Reviews

706 reviews
All Categories
SLU is an awesome place to go to school! I am only a freshman here, but I have enjoyed by first year so much! Everyone is extremely nice, and it is easy to find a friend group! The campus community is very close, I will say that must be partly due to the fact that off of the campus there isn't much to do! St. Lawrence has great relationships with their alumni, and offers amazing help in career services! Overall, I love it here!
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St. Lawrence is truly a family tight unit. It small structure in size does not match up to its full potential. The employees here at SLU invest so much of their time into the students so that we can all get the degree and education we want. There is so many various clubs, athletics and activities to do. The alumni connection branches to all parts of the World which makes this small family into an even bigger one!
Besides the new dorm that was built after I left, the dorms on campus can be charitably described as decrepit. The freshman dorms were built during the 1950s and '60s, and it seems as if the college hasn't done a thing to them since. The suites have a bit of a stench of pot and cheap booze, and have definitely seen better days, and the senior townhouses are trashed on a weekly basis due to partying. Sykes was nice once, but now is starting to almost literally fall apart. Dean-Eaton is a complete dump of an eyesore, absolutely REEKS of marijuana, has toilets that back up with an alarming degree of regularity, and should be demolished and replaced with something less trashy and sketchy. Theme houses are in various states of disrepair, and "off-"campus apartments (which are actually on the periphery of campus) are a sadistic joke. Oh, and true off-campus housing is virtually non-existent. But I hear the new dorm that opened about a year and a half ago is nice. It actually has more than one or two bathrooms per floor!