St. Lawrence University was named to The Princeton Review’s “Best 389 Colleges” list for 2024. Based solely on results from student surveys, the popular rankings publication once again recognized several exemplary aspects of co-curricular and academic life on campus.
The University advanced in each of the three categories in which it was recognized in 2023, coming in at No. 7 on The Princeton Review’s “Most Active Student Government” list, No. 6 on “Best Science Lab Facilities,” and No. 16 on “Best-Run Colleges.” A detailed overview of the publication’s ranking methodology can be found here.
St. Lawrence also appeared for the first time as No. 4 on “Most Accessible Professors” and No. 24 on “Friendliest Students.” Each is a testament to the University’s welcoming, close-knit community and the enduring relationships that begin on campus.
“These rankings are especially meaningful because they encompass the perspectives and impressions of our students, who are at the core of everything we do at St. Lawrence,” says University President Kate Morris. “They reflect not only our commitment to preparing our students for a life of impact but to fostering an environment of care and support—from year one to graduation and beyond.”
The Liberal Arts Advantage
Earlier this year, the University was also recognized in The Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s 209 “Best Value Colleges” for 2023. St. Lawrence earned a No. 4 spot on Top 20 Best Private School Alumni Networks, a No. 19 spot on Best Schools for Making an Impact, and ranked tenth on the Top 20 Best Private Schools for Internships list.
In 2022, Money Magazine named St. Lawrence one of the nation’s top 50 best-value liberal arts colleges based on an evaluation of the University’s outcomes, affordability, and quality of education. In 2023, St. Lawrence made its list of “Best Colleges in America,” earning a 4.5 rating out of 5 total stars. The publication noted that “St. Lawrence is small but mighty,” highlighting its graduation rate, innovative new majors, and proximity to outdoor adventures.
Over the past several years, St. Lawrence has added six new major programs of study—finance, data science, digital media and film, public health, pre-health chemistry, and biomedical sciences. They were designed by faculty to complement the University’s existing 70+ majors and 40+ minors and further St. Lawrence’s mission to provide a real-world education for grads entering a complex and ever-shifting world.
The same faculty members who designed these programs will serve as mentors for students and will work alongside them as they uncover their interests, conduct research, and build the foundation for a rewarding career.