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International Students

Welcome to Our Global Campus

As a nationally recognized leader in the liberal arts, St. Lawrence University is home to more than 2,400 undergraduate students, including students from 59 countries.

An international student at St. Lawrence is defined as a student who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. These students are from Canada and countries around the globe, as well as some students who currently reside in the United States, are attending high school, but are not citizens or permanent residents.

Begin Your Common Application

Begin Your St. Lawrence Application

Application Type Deadline
Early Decision Nov. 1-Feb. 1
Regular Decision Feb. 1


Application Information

  • St. Lawrence Application or Common Application 
  • Official copy of your high school transcript
  • TOEFL or IELTS (if your native language is not English and you are not attending an English-speaking school
  • Counselor recommendation letter
  • 2 Teacher recommendation letters
  • International Student Certificate of Finance

We are SAT/ACT-optional for all applicants. Students whose native language is not English and who are not attending an English-speaking school must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores as a proof of English language proficiency. Please indicate St. Lawrence University as a recipient institution for scores when registering for exams.

Our institutional code for both the SAT and TOEFL is 2805. 

Our institutional code for both the ACT is 2896.

International students who wish to transfer from another institution should follow the same general application procedures as domestic transfer students. In addition, all international transfer applicants must also complete the St. Lawrence University financial form.

Learn About the Transfer Application Process

If you are accepted and choose to enroll, you will be connected with our Office of International Student Services. This group of professionals will work with you even before you arrive on campus to guide you through the immigration documents required to attend, serve as a resource for any issues you might have, and help you succeed as a student and as a person.

Why St. Lawrence for International Students


International Students


Countries represented on campus


Average class size

Receive personalized attention and collaborate with peers

2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Simon Award

In 2018, St. Lawrence received the prestigious Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, which distinguishes excellence in integrating international education throughout all facets of the university.


The number of classes taught by teaching assistants


More than 50 percent of our professors have significant international training and expertise


Placement Rate

Our recent graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school 7-9 months after graduation


Student-to-faculty ratio

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Financial Aid for International Students

We know a college education is a significant investment in your future. That’s why we offer resources to help make your academic and career aspirations a reality.

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Resources for International Students

From our International Student Services team to our faculty who provide academic support specific to international students, you will find encouragement at every turn during your time at St. Lawrence.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity makes us smarter. As we strive to build a community that serves and emboldens every member, we celebrate and respect diversity in all its many forms by creating a culture where all people and ideas are welcomed, valued, seen, and heard

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