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  1. Academics
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  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 2,372 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.
About St. Lawrence University...
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,495/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,379/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,171/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,523/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,325/ 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
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
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
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  • 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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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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St. Lawrence is a beautiful, rural college. It is a small sized college with so many nice people. There is a large sense of community here. The teachers here are very willing to help, and want to get to know you personally. There are many clubs on campus, and you can always find an activity that you like even if it isn't a club. There are 3 other colleges around St. Lawrence so there is a large amount of college students that you can connect with. The only downside to SLU is that there is a little disconnect between the administration buildings.
Saint Lawrence has so much to offer students. The administration is so happy to help every student establish and achieve their academic goals. The students make a small campus feel close-knit with friendly faces that greet you when you pass. Warm smiles from everyone on campus make the winters bearable. The networking opportunities at St. Lawrence are like no other, your future beyond college life is made such a priority at this school.