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  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
    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 2,407 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Lawrence acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Business, Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 84% of students, St. Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,500.
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League

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.

SLU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1180-1350
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,047/ 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
$36,583/ 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.52 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,407Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
34
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Passionate
    30%
  • Big egos
    13%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Laidback
    4%
  • Overachiever
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Strong community
    44%
  • Pretentious. Very egotistic.
    28%
  • A good variety of people
    22%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ 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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There are so many amazing extracurricular opportunities to give you a unique experience at SLU! The community here is unlike any other and professors are always willing to help students succeed. With so many majors being offered, students are able to pursue a path that best fits them. The experience here inside and outside the classroom is amazing. From parents weekend sporting events to the annual science fair, there is a place for every student to shine.
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I had multiple asynchronous courses and professors handled this transition very well. They always offered open office hours to help students outside of class time over Zoom. It was really helpful to have one class weekly in person to be able to interact with the class and professor, yet watching lectures on our own was nice so we could re-watch confusing sections. There is also a tutor available for mostly every course here so it is easy to get extra help!
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.