St. Lawrence University, founded in 1856, is a private, coeducational liberal arts college. Known for an innovative first-year program and study-abroad opportunities, students may choose from more than 30 major areas of study and pre-professional programs, as well as numerous athletic programs, extracurricular activities, and community service opportunities. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Canton in northern New York, about 90-minutes from Ottawa, Ontario.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,392
Undergraduates
1,082
Men - 45.2%
1,311
Women - 54.8%
42
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 6,998 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
630 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
625 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$73,044
Tuition and Fees
$56,766
Room and Board
$14,628
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$52,542
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,390
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
169
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
19%
10-19
45%
20-29
26%
30-39
8%
40-49
1%
50-99
1%
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Canton Population
11,024
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
1.8%
Black/African-American
4.3%
Hispanic/Latino
5.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
85.1%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
9.4%
First-Year Students Returning
90.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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