In the middle of Congo Square, Malik Bartholomew, our tour guide, said, “I would like you all to close your eyes in honor of the resilience and musicality of enslaved Africans on American soil.” Standing in the heart of Louis Armstrong Park, located in New Orleans, I felt that this was a sacred place.
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.
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- 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.
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.
Scholarships and 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.
Why St. Lawrence for International Students
Countries represented on campus
Average class size
Receive personalized attention and collaborate with peers
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
Our recent graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school 7-9 months after graduation
“St. Lawrence’s liberal arts approach has allowed me to pursue my career goals and complement them with classes that fascinate me. I’ve taken on leadership roles that have intellectually challenged me and pushed me to explore quantitative fields as well as the humanities and communication.”
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.
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
International Student Impact
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.
The power of the St. Lawrence experience united Anuva Anannya ’22, Helen Eifert ’18, and Associate Professor and Chair of Geology Alexander K. Stewart in conducting award-winning research.