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Study at St Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University, established in 1856, is a private, four-year college of liberal arts located in Saint Lawrence County, New York. The campus of the university consists of more than 30 buildings. It offers over 35 majors and 35 minors in a number of streams including anthropology, biochemistry, biology, and fine arts. Several engineering programs which run jointly with other colleges are also offered. Opportunities of studying abroad in countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, England, and France are offered as well.

St. Lawrence University’s athletics department fields several men’s and women s sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association and Liberty League Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed as the Saints. The Saints participate in sports including ice hockey, basketball, baseball, crew, and cross country.

Profile of St Lawrence University

The main campus of St Lawrence University is in Canton, NY (a self-contained town). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. St Lawrence University offers degrees up to the Post-Master s certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, therapy and counseling, and liberal arts.

St Lawrence University Selectivity

St Lawrence University does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 44% of people who applied to the school were accepted. Students attending St Lawrence University come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school s faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. St Lawrence University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, St Lawrence University had 2,319 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Many students at St Lawrence University live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association for major sports.

St Lawrence University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts288 political science, economics, English, history, sociology, social studies, Spanish language, international studies, . . .
Therapy and Counseling 67psychology, school psychology
Education and Teaching 65educational administration, education, school counseling, educational supervision
Science43 biology, geology, physics, biochemistry, chemistry, geophysics, biophysics
Fine Arts26 fine arts
Mathematics 25mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts 13drama
Medicine11 neuroscience
Computer Science and Engineering 10computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy 9philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management 5environmental studies
Music5 music

Contact: St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University

23 Romoda Drive

Canton, NY 13617

General Phone: (315) 229-5011


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