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- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB+
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.
St. Lawrence University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
St. Lawrence University Reviews
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.
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.