SLU Description

St. Lawrence University is a competitive private university in Canton, New York that offers a progressive environment and approach to learning.
Academics at St. Lawrence are primarily focused on the liberal arts and sciences. Four-year degrees are offered in such fields as Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Globl Studies, Neuroscience, Modern Languages, Religious Studies and Sociology. Business and Engineering programs offered in conjunction with other universities are offered at the graduate level.

One of St. Lawerence’s more progressive academic offerings is the self-designed minor, which allows students, in collaboration with advisors, to create their own minor area or areas of study.

St. Lawrence has a history of innovation: it claims to be the first university to have designed a first-year program, a multidisciplinary theme-based program for freshmen.

Some of St. Lawrence’s housing options include sustainable, “green” cottages built by habitat for humanity. Some of these cottages were specificallly designed as safe havens for LGBT students, a population St. Lawrence has long supported in numerous ways.

St. Lawrence is also governed by its students, with a group of elected students acting as liasions between student and faculty and staff.

Student life at St. Lawrence is rich in creative arts offerings. A theatre, a fine art gallery and a performing arts center are just some examples. Additional student life options include athletic teams and student organizations.

Admission to St. Lawrence is fairly competitive, with less than 40% of applicants getting accepted yearly. While the SAT scores of many admitted students are quite high, submission of such scores is optional.

Merit scholarships, loans, grants and other forms of financial aid are avaialable to those who qualify.

Quick Facts about St Lawrence University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Saints

Website

www.stlawu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$42,420

Out-of-State Tuition

$42,420

Retention Rate

92%

Enrollment

2,302

Year Established

1856

SLU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,206
Freshman Class
609
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,302

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
96%
Graduate
4%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
4%
African American
3%
Caucasian
87%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
4%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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