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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 2018 Enrollment
The Class of 2021
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 2017 Enrollment

2,414 Undergraduate
79 Graduate
2,493 Total Enrollment
20% Students of Diversity
56% Female Students
44% Male Students

students from 43 states and 53 countries

The Class of 2021

5,866 Applicants
48% Accepted
698 Total Enrollment
34% Early Decision
Received Some Form
of Aid or Merit

Academic Programs

Fall and Spring Semesters
optional summer terms

Degrees Granted
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration

69 majors 40 minors

design your own course of study as a multi-field major

Most Popular Majors (Class of 2016)
Economics, Psychology, Biology, Government, English

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 acres

Student Life

Live on Campus
Clubs & Organizations
79% 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

52% of the Class of 2015
studied off campus
30 off-campus study programs in 25 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
175 Full-time Faculty
Faculty of Color
11:1 student to faculty ratio
Average class size 16


Involved in Athletic Activities
32 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

96.9% of the Class of 2015 were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within a year after Commencement
44% 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,
United States Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
and Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA),
actors Kirk Douglas and Viggo Mortensen,
and singer/songwriter Grace Potter
are among St. Lawrence’s notable alumni.