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St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence University, founded in 1856, is a private, coeducational liberal arts college. Known for an innovative first-year program and study-abroad opportunities, students may choose from more than 30 major areas of study and pre-professional programs, as well as numerous athletic programs, extracurricular activities, and community service opportunities. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Canton in northern New York, about 90-minutes from Ottawa, Ontario.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,435
   Women 1,342 (55.1%)
   Men 1,093 (44.9%)
Graduate Students 99
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 46% of 5,876 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.56
SAT Math 614 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 612 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,040
  Tuition and Fees $51,200
  Room and Board $13,190
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $45,406
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 176
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Canton Population 6,714
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 15% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.1% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students 8.5% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 82.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%