St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University was established on April 3, 1856, in Canton, New York. It was founded by the leaders of the Universalist Church as a Preparatory Department to provide a foundation for theological study. The university, which was named after the St. Lawrence River, is beautifully nestled upon nearly 1,000 acres. St. Lawrence University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs including those in geology-physics, creative writing, science, applied statistics, and computer science.

St. Lawrence University is a member of the Liberty League Athletic Conference. The sports teams participate in squash, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, golf, tennis, soccer, and cross country. Students also have access to organizations such as the African Student Union, the History Society, the Student Alumni Association, the Society of United Laurentians, Promoting Equality And Compassion on Earth, and the Environmental Action Organization.

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Contacting St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton , NY 13617
General Phone: (315) 229-5011

St Lawrence University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts278German language, French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, anthropology, ...
Science72biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, geology, geophysics, physics
Education and Teaching57education, educational administration, educational supervision, school counseling
Therapy and Counseling51psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology
Mathematics29mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts17fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for St Lawrence University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree49932
Master's degree496
Post-master's certificate93

St Lawrence University Student Body

In 2007-2008, St Lawrence University had a total enrollment of 2,319 students (2,227 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 20%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 46%
20-21 39%
22-24 7%
25-29 1%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%

St Lawrence University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

St Lawrence University Room and Board (2007)

St Lawrence University offers campus housing for 2,087 of its 2,227 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Canton, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

St Lawrence University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

St Lawrence University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,915
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,915
Room and board $ 9,645
Room charge $ 5,185
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,460
Books and supplies $ 650
Other expenses $ 800

Financial Aid:
St Lawrence University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 282900)

St Lawrence University Faculty

St Lawrence University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year33$97,19510$97,430
Associate professoracademic year26$78,56238$70,941
Assistant professoracademic year38$58,16836$59,722
Instructoracademic year4$51,8064$54,900
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year101$75,91789$68,249

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

St Lawrence University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Track Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports211839

St Lawrence University Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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