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
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
St. Lawrence is amazing! I was raised in Queens, NY (NYC), so coming to St. Lawrence was definitely a huge change from the big city to the North Country! However, if you are open minded, you can definitely make it! I have come to enjoy outdoor activities and even though there aren't as many stores around as the city, it is a typical college town. St. Lawrence does a fabulous job of making sure that everyone is comfortable in terms of adjusting and transitioning. The professors are always there for you to talk to, and being a small school, you are able to get one-on-one help easily as well as gain connections! The dining hall food is pretty good for dining hall food. There have been a lot of changes to the campus since I have been at St. Lawrence, but there are currently 5 places that you can eat on campus, and at difference times. Coming to St. Lawrence, a liberal arts college, my career path has changed A LOT, but there was never any judgement from my professors or peers, just encouragement! You also have a lot of flexibility with what you can study! I am currently an Economics major, with a double minor in Fine Arts and Anthropology! The abroad semesters are fantastic as well! I have many scholarships, but even so SLU ( St. Lawrence) wants people to be able to study abroad and have that experience! This past Spring I went to Trinidad and Tobago. For a person who is struggling financially, I was still able to go abroad and have that experience! Housing is an interesting part of SLU as well! The dorms are very good for dorms. They recently built a new dorm and have renovated one of the current dorms. St. Lawrence also has senior townhouses as well as theme houses. The theme houses are very unique to SLU. You literally live in a house, and this house consists of a group of students ranging from 8-20, that share similar interests! I have lived in a theme house for the past two years and I love it!
  • College Senior
  • June 29 2015