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About St. Lawrence

Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.

We embrace the adventurous spirit of our students. 

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region. 

St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few. 

Your trail begins here. 

Supported by passionate professors, dedicated staff members, and a community of caring peers, our students live and learn on a beautiful, tree-filled campus -- from here, anywhere is possible.

St. Lawrence: At a Glance

2,434

enrolled students

3/4

of students pursue more than one area of study

94%

of graduates find employment or continue their education within a year

82%

of students engage in community service opportunities

#3

alumni network in the country (Princeton Review)

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Our Mission & History

St. Lawrence University has been guiding students on inspiring, demanding academic adventures for more than 165 years.

Read Our Story
President Kathryn Morris

Our Leadership

President Kathryn L. Morris joined the Laurentian community on July 1, 2021, as the University’s 19th president.

Meet President Morris
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Our Programs

Led by an empowering faculty, our 100+ academic programs challenge our students to ask big questions and prepare them for careers of purpose.

Explore Academics
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Our Region

Mountains. Culture. Rivers. An international capital. We’re inspired by our surroundings in the North Country.

Discover the North Country
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Our Community

We are here to find out ways to make the world a better place for everyone. Our diverse backgrounds and experiences make us smarter and we take every opportunity to celebrate each other.

Learn about Diversity and Inclusion