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St Lawrence University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on St Lawrence University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors St. Lawrence offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is St Lawrence University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

St Lawrence University was awarded 44 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

St. Lawrence landed the #151 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, St. Lawrence is ranked at #16.

See all of the rankings for St Lawrence University.

Is It Hard to Get Into St. Lawrence?

Acceptance Rate

St Lawrence University has an acceptance rate of 48%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for St. Lawrence.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to St. Lawrence submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 605 and 685. Math scores were between 600 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St Lawrence University  ( 605 to 685 )

SAT Math Scores for St Lawrence University  ( 600 to 680 )
St. Lawrence received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for St Lawrence University  ( 26 to 30 )

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St Lawrence University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at St. Lawrence it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at St Lawrence University is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at St Lawrence University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like St Lawrence University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at St. Lawrence for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at St. Lawrence

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,392 undergraduates at St. Lawrence with 2,365 being full-time and 27 being part-time.

St. Lawrence Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for St. Lawrence is 80.70 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.70 out of 100
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How Much Does St Lawrence University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Lawrence is $27,494. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for St. Lawrence

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,097 $14,402 $20,043 $25,779 $38,838

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of St. Lawrence, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At St. Lawrence, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,244 a year. That adds up to $28,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Lawrence is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do St. Lawrence Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence make about $50,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future St. Lawrence graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at St Lawrence University make the most money.

Location of St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Canton, New York. The location of St. Lawrence is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Location of St Lawrence University

Contact details for St. Lawrence are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-229-5011

St Lawrence University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from St Lawrence University. Of these students, 765 received undergraduate degrees and 30 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 97 $45,900
General Business/Commerce 95 $45,900
General Psychology 85 $31,000
Political Science & Government 55 $35,200
General Biology 53 $24,700
Other Social Sciences 41 $30,500
General English Literature 40 $25,900
Communication & Media Studies 37 $38,400
Mathematics 31 $35,200
Computer Information Systems 26 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at St Lawrence University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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