After St. Lawrence’s Class of 2022 flip their tassels, they’ll enter the world prepared to leave it better than they found it. After four years of taking inspiring classes, encountering new perspectives around the globe, volunteering in their communities, conducting purposeful research, following creative pursuits, and working with passionate Laurentian mentors, they have the tools they need to make an impact wherever they go next.
You’ve got goals. Big ones. We’re here to help you see them through. Consider St. Lawrence your basecamp: the starting point for your epic academic adventure.
Blaze your own trail...
St. Lawrence students fully embrace the power of a liberal arts education. When you explore and combine courses across disciplines you’re likely to develop a new passion, discover an untapped talent, or find an exciting, unexpected path.
… with direction and encouragement along the way
Our passionate, dedicated professors not only know you by name, they also know you by your dreams. So don’t be surprised when they suggest the perfect research project, introduce you to an ideal mentor, or point you to other meaningful learning experiences that align with your goals.
A diverse and dynamic learning environment with plenty of personalized attention and space to grow.
of courses taught by a professor
double (or triple!) major
participate in experiential learning
find employment or enroll in a graduate program within a year (2019)
student to faculty ratio
students in an average class
faculty members of color
Students represent 59 countries and 43 states
Laurentians Learn by Doing
pursue an independent project
complete at least one internship
study abroad or off campus
Ways to Enrich Your St. Lawrence Academic Adventure
From official experiential learning programs to educational moments in the most surprising of places, your St. Lawrence academic adventure has no boundaries.
At St. Lawrence, we’ll encourage you to ask the big questions—and then challenge you to find the answers through research and experimentation.
Here’s a look at what piques Laurentians’ curiosity:
- Mental Health in English Literature
- The Ethics of Commercializing Public Land
- Food Insecurity
- Gender, Athletics Participation, and Risk Preferences
Mechanism Determination of Ruthenium-Based TNT Sensor
Mathematical Art and Artistic Mathematics
Clay Minerals in Landslides on Earth and Mars
The Economics of COVID-19
Alzheimer's and the Aging Brain
Examining the Impact of Slave Revolts Across the Black Diaspora
In order to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, you need to expand your understanding of people, places, and perspectives.
With more than 30 semester-long programs in 22 countries and across the United States, you’ll find many opportunities that complement your academic and personal interests, such as:
- Adirondack Semester
- Costa Rica
- New York City
- Washington, D.C.
Project-based learning with a purpose: Find solutions for pressing local and global challenges as part of your course work. Recent courses that included a community-based learning component include:
- Sociology of Family
- Medicines and Meanings
- Aging Society
- Community Psychology
- Biomedical Ethics
- Global Health & Justice
- American Literature
Hone your talent, develop practical skills, build your portfolio and gain professional-level experience related to your career goals or passions. You might try:
- Hosting a radio show
- Editing a campus literary magazine
- Publishing a student newspaper or research journal
- Joining an ensemble
- Trying out for a play
- Entering your artwork into a show
- Preparing a locally-sourced meal for the popular student-run Green Cafe
Our students gain real-world experience with prestigious companies, noteworthy nonprofits, and exciting organizations such as:
- Sports Illustrated
- Morgan Stanley
- Central Park Conservancy
- U.S. House of Representatives
Following a competitive nationwide search, Anuva Anannya ’22 has been selected for the 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, an award that will fund her research-based master's and doctoral degrees at an accredited U.S. institution of her choice.
The Princeton Review has once again recognized St. Lawrence University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate students, applauding its outstanding alumni network and internships in the recent publication, “Best Value Colleges for 2022.”