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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
St. Lawrence is a highly rated private university located in Canton, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,345 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Lawrence acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Business, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 84% of students, St. Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Address
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Website
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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
43%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,590/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,384/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,132/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,695/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,937/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,211/ year
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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.49 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,345Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    40%
  • Passionate
    35%
  • Big egos
    15%
  • Laidback
    5%
  • Overachiever
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.53 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Strong community
    40%
  • Pretentious. Very egotistic.
    33%
  • A good variety of people
    20%
  • Home away from home
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
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
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Students are much more diverse than you'd think and passionate about SLU. I love the walkable campus life and even to downtown for a night out. Teachers are there for the students and approachable. The freshman year is cool outside of the box learning experience that helps you bond with one another. Study abroad programs are strong as well. Food in the dining halls is quite good too and there are plenty of options for vegans and omnivores. The biggest pain is getting there but once you've arrived, you're in for a great life experience!
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I see others comment that it’s horrible here because it’s in the middle of nowhere, and I wonder if they didn’t notice that when they visited? It’s definitely rural, and I don’t have any issues with that. Same with the off campus bars and restaurants. A small town is not going to have spectacular nightlife.
The food is ok and definitely gets repetitive in Dana. I like the Pub and use the meal exchange a lot.
There are a lot of affluent white kids, but you can’t magically increase diversity. We do have a pretty good size international student body and I think that helps. If you’re a minority, please apply, that’s how you increase diversity. I am quirky and a bit awkward and I have found a wonderful group of friends, so while you see a lot of preppy kids, I haven’t had any trouble fitting in. I really like my professors so far. I do know some kids who don’t love a professor here and there.
SLU is a school with phenomenal academics and alumni network. The school is very liberal and if you are conservative be prepared not to be heard. Many of the students here portray an entitled vibe because of their parents money, but you will find that at most schools. Athletic's are a big part of the community as well as the night life. There is always something to do Thursday's and Saturdays, but Fridays tend to be a slower night. If you choose to apply or attend SLU and you are a great student academically, you will come out making big bucks. The student to teacher ratio is low, and in my experience I would say 12-1. Furthermore, there so many majors one commit to. However, I wish there was more an emphasis on the Business in the Liberal Arts, but I am still young and have not completely been exposed so I do not know. Overall, if you come to SLU your going to have fun and get a great education.