Money Magazine has released its list of best-value colleges for 2022, with St. Lawrence ranking among the top 50 best-value liberal arts colleges in America.
“Laurentians everywhere know the immense worth of a St. Lawrence education, and it’s rewarding to be nationally recognized for our enduring value,” says President Kathryn A. Morris. “At St. Lawrence, our faculty and staff are invested in the success of our students, both during and after college. Our top-ranked alumni network is characterized by its shared willingness to give back to current students and do whatever they can to help them jump-start high-impact careers.”
Over the past several years, and thanks in large part to a generous $3 million gift from Hilary Ayn Valentine ’89, St. Lawrence University has made significant investments in its Center for Career Excellence (CFCE). In addition to personalized career coaching and planning, the CFCE facilitates signature programs that empower students to leverage their unique liberal arts experiences for career preparation. Some of these programs include one-on-one alumni mentoring, week-long networking trips to cities across the country, career prep boot camps, and alumni residencies.
“Everything our students do during their time here—from research with their faculty mentors to the time they spend studying off campus to their co-curricular commitments and volunteer work in our community, will help them identify their passions and develop their sense of purpose to make a real impact on the world after graduation,” Morris adds.
Money evaluates national colleges and universities for their quality of education, affordability, and outcomes. The publication incorporates factors like graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio, net price paid by different income brackets, ability to repay debt, post-graduate earnings, and return on investment in its analysis. A more detailed explanation of their methodology can be found here.
St. Lawrence’s alumni network is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation by The Princeton Review, which also named the University the No. 7 best school for securing internships. The Princeton Review recognized St. Lawrence as one of the nation’s best colleges as well as most-environmentally responsible colleges. Additionally, St. Lawrence ranked No. #13 for most active student government, No. 25 for best science lab facilities, and No. 25 for best-run colleges. In its most recent rankings, the Peace Corps named St. Lawrence the number-one volunteer-producing small college.
To meet the ever-evolving needs of today’s workforce and ensure students are getting the most out of their undergraduate education, St. Lawrence has also added five new interdisciplinary majors in recent years. In addition to longstanding popular majors like business in the liberal arts, economics, environmental studies, government, computer science, and psychology, students can now choose to major in data science, public health, finance, biomedical sciences, and digital media and film.