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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 2,372 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Lawrence acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 85% of students, St. Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,500.
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
48%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1200-1360
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,174/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,866/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,372Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
42
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    43%
  • Passionate
    33%
  • Big egos
    14%
  • Laidback
    5%
  • Overachiever
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Strong community
    38%
  • Pretentious. Very egotistic.
    31%
  • A good variety of people
    25%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
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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To say that this school is a total bust would be an understatement. I have been mocked, spit on (literally), and ostracised by my peers due to the simple fact that I do not drink alcohol or do drugs (I medically cannot). To have been lied to by the admissions department that there is "sober options available" for students is another bust. There ARE NO SOBER OPTIONS AVAILABLE! Student Government tries really hard but no one shows up to these fraud events. The local area is a joke, residence halls are trashed almost weekly, and everyone seems to have come from the same 5 prestigious boarding schools in New England where everyone is white, rich, egotistical, elitist and talks, dresses, and thinks the same. I am definitely transferring out this year. STAY AWAY! If you do not drink or do drugs you will be left out, and develop signs of depression.
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St. Lawrence University offers a college experience that would perfectly suit anyone; from their 24-hour library which features numerous study settings, which accommodate any learning style, to their themed housing for upper-classmen, to their picturesque location, to their free laundry and environmentally-friendly campus, SLU truly captures what it means to be a modern school.
My favorite part about St Lawrence University is the community that forms once you arrive. I was worried at first about making friends since I am shy, but that was not a problem. Within the first day or two, I had made a group of friends that lasted throughout the school year and even now. In this time period, I also gained new friends throughout the year, one of which will be my roommate this coming year. One thing I would change about St Lawrence is the meal plan for freshman. We had unlimited swipes at the dining hall, but the pub had all types of food a majority of the day. I ended up having to add more money both semesters so that i could continue going to the pub to get smoothies and wraps.