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About St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence University is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world.
The mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise.

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Fast Facts
Fall 2019 Enrollment
The Class of 2023
Academic Programs
Campus & Location
Student Life
Off-Campus Study
Faculty & Staff
After St. Lawrence

Fast Facts

Scarlet & Brown
William L. Fox '75
Alma Mater
Alma Mater,
by J. Kimball Gannon '24

Fall 2019 Enrollment

2,392 Undergraduate
42 Graduate
2,434 Total Enrollment
U.S. Students of Color: 301 (12.8%)
International Students: 225 (9.5%)
55% Female Students
45% Male Students

students from 42 states and 59 countries

The Class of 2023

6,998 Applicants
42.4% Accepted
606 Total Enrollment
33% Early Decision
Received Need-Based Aid

Academic Programs

Fall and Spring Semesters
optional summer terms

Degrees Granted
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education

69 majors 41 minors

design your own course of study with our multi-field major

Most Popular Majors (Class of 2019)
Economics, Business in the Liberal Arts, Psychology, Government, Biology

Several pre-professional programs and combined engineering, nursing and MBA programs
3 graduate programs in education (general studies, counseling and human development, educational leadership)

St. Lawrence is accredited by Middle States and CAEP

Campus & Location

94 buildings on 1,000 acre campus

Student Life

Live on Campus
Clubs & Organizations
81% Participate
in Volunteer Work

16 residence halls 6 Greek chapters
Several theme houses and other communities

Campus food has been nationally ranked by Princeton Review and The Daily Meal

Off-Campus Study

65% of the Class of 2018
studied off campus
30 off-campus study programs in 20 countries
Additional opportunities available through ISEP

5 off-campus study programs in the US
Study abroad programs open to first-year students

Faculty & Staff

99% Possess
Highest Terminal Degree
169 Full-time Faculty
Faculty of Color
11:1 student to faculty ratio
Average class size 17


Involved in Athletic Activities
34 Varsity teams 25+ Club and intramural teams

Men's and women's hockey compete at the NCAA Division I Level
most others in Division III

After St. Lawrence

95% of the Class of 2018 were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within a year after Commencement
43% of St. Lawrence students pursue an advanced degree within five years of graduating


April 3, 1856

by leaders of the Universalist Church,
a progressive Christian denomination.

Oldest continuously coeducational institution
of higher learning in New York State.

Considerable growth in enrollment led to expansion of physical plant following World War II.

First international study program inaugurated in 1964.

Curriculum, off-campus programs, physical plant
and learning technologies expanded in first decade of 21st century.

Author Lorrie Moore,
Astronomer Derrick Pitts,
United States Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME),
and Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA),
actors Kirk Douglas and Viggo Mortensen,
singer/songwriter Grace Potter,
and transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery
are among St. Lawrence’s notable alumni.