St. Lawrence University

704 reviews
  1. Canton, NY
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
St. Lawrence University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Website

St. Lawrence University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$30,938/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,183/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,076/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,472/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,712/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,274/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,282Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Passionate
    33%
  • Big egos
    17%
  • Laidback
    6%
  • Overachiever
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.51 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Strong community
    38%
  • Pretentious. Very egotistic.
    31%
  • A brought spectrum of personalities
    19%
  • A good variety of people
    13%

After St. Lawrence University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

704 reviews
  • Excellent
    134
  • Very Good
    274
  • Average
    208
  • Poor
    56
  • Terrible
    32
I thought I would love the school and while it has good points, such as its academics, it is just a miserable place to go to school. My first year was very disappointing and I've decided that I'm going to be transferring after 2 years. A lot of students transfer after their first year but that's something no one tells you! There are a lot of rich kids that do and get whatever they want, there is nothing to do off of campus and getting here is a pain. I absolutely regret attending this school. The price is ridiculous and if you aren't into partying 3 days a week there is nothing to do. The nearest town with a choice of restaurants or stores is at least an hour away and there are a lot of pretentious students. I'm very excited to be leaving this school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Besides the new dorm that was built after I left, the dorms on campus can be charitably described as decrepit. The freshman dorms were built during the 1950s and '60s, and it seems as if the college hasn't done a thing to them since. The suites have a bit of a stench of pot and cheap booze, and have definitely seen better days, and the senior townhouses are trashed on a weekly basis due to partying. Sykes was nice once, but now is starting to almost literally fall apart. Dean-Eaton is a complete dump of an eyesore, absolutely REEKS of marijuana, has toilets that back up with an alarming degree of regularity, and should be demolished and replaced with something less trashy and sketchy. Theme houses are in various states of disrepair, and "off-"campus apartments (which are actually on the periphery of campus) are a sadistic joke. Oh, and true off-campus housing is virtually non-existent. But I hear the new dorm that opened about a year and a half ago is nice. It actually has more than one or two bathrooms per floor!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 11 months ago
I love St. Lawrence. It isn't too small, but there is such a wonderful sense of community on campus. The professors are great, classes are interesting and campus is beautiful! There are great academic and career resources. Even the food is amazing, and most of the residences are decent. Being at a liberal arts school means that everyone has a wide variety of interests- very few people fit into any stereotype. The typical SLU student is passionate, social, and motivated. It's pretty easy to meet new people with similar interests. Since we are in such a rural area, there are always events to keep us busy on campus- the entertainment comes to us. The student body is very diverse, but almost everyone has one thing in common: we all love SLU!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 6 2015