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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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