Students Say

St. Andrews Presbyterian College is “a small liberal arts college” near the North Carolina--South Carolina border “where your teachers are your friends, and you know every student on campus.” “The strengths at St. Andrews are its science, liberal arts, and equestrian programs.” “The equestrian facility is amazing,” and the nationally renowned riding program allows students to blend their love of horses with career education in equine business or therapeutic riding. There are “many study abroad opportunities.” There is also a solid honors program and a tremendous creative writing program. The “accessible, intelligent” professors “are uniquely involved in your education.”

Overview

Applicants
926
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
355 - 605
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Overall

Students Say

St. Andrews Presbyterian College is “a small liberal arts college” near the North Carolina--South Carolina border “where your teachers are your friends, and you know every student on campus.” “The strengths at St. Andrews are its science, liberal arts, and equestrian programs.” “The equestrian facility is amazing,” and the nationally renowned riding program allows students to blend their love of horses with career education in equine business or therapeutic riding. There are “many study abroad opportunities.” There is also a solid honors program and a tremendous creative writing program. The “accessible, intelligent” professors “are uniquely involved in your education.” They “know everyone by name and care about their students.” “The teachers meet you halfway and make sure that if you try, you will make a good grade.” The administrators are “very likable people,” though “The registration process is a nightmare.” The “stuck-in-the-70s” campus isn’t much to look at either; “Classrooms can be rough.” Internet access is “terrible.” On the plus side, “St. Andrews has better facilities for disabled students than most other colleges.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
57
with Terminal Degree
29

30
Women
27
Men
3
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
92%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Diploma
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
78
Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,825

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,560

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,489

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,760

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,841

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,682
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

There are “a bunch of jocks” here. “The stereotypical images consist of a drunk lacrosse player and a snotty equestrian girl.” Some of the “extremely wealthy female equestrians” “wear their riding gear all over campus when it would take two seconds to take off.” “There is a pretty good range of student types at St. Andrews,” though. There is a “significant” contingent of disabled students. “There’s also a small hippie group” and a lot of students who are involved in the arts (particularly creative writing and “the famous pipe band”). “This school tends to attract some really bizarre people” too. “Economically speaking, these kids, for the most part, are not poor,” but they “can be cliquey.” They are “hardworking, open-minded, and funny,” though, and “very tolerant and accepting.” “Personalities clash and mesh here,” says a junior. “There is no way not to fit in.” “You will be accepted if you’re autistic, in a wheelchair, an athlete, or a member of the honors program,” declares a sophomore. “Since the campus is small, it is easy for everyone to get along very well and have strong bonds.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
617
Out of State
59%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

54% female
46% male
59% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Students are very active in athletics” (including, of course, horseback riding) and “Practices take up a good amount of time.” There’s also a popular Scottish bagpipe band that plays at Scottish Highland festivals. Otherwise, there’s “great weather” and “a lot of activities,” but sometimes “You have to be a little creative.” Luckily, “There’s always mischief to be found on campus.” “My hall is a party, with or without alcohol,” proclaims a business major. “We have a suite on the third floor and an awesome lounge, which we painted and decorated ourselves. We play darts; have sack, scooter, and skateboard races; play cards; have piñatas, big-screen movies, dress-up parties; and general good times are had up here.” “There’s certainly a lot of drinking,” as well, and “Students spend most weekends partying.” “Unless you’re part of the Christian groups, you party,” explains one student. The “run-down campus” is the gigantic complaint about life here. “Living conditions need an extreme amount of work.” Cafeteria food is “notoriously bad,” and many dorms are “cramped” and “nasty.” The “middle-of-nowhere” location in “a small redneck town” isn’t great, either. Several cities and college towns are within a two-hour drive.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
85%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
61
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dorothy Wells

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Educational and Psychological Testing including sub test scores from the WAIS-R/WAID III Complete documentation guidelines available upon request.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Educational and Psychological Testing; DSM-IV Diagnosis from qualified professional.. Complete documentation guidelines available upon request.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
30
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Knights)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Horseback Riding
Lacrosse
Soccer
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Knights)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Horseback Riding
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Wrestling

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: Student club called "Q"

Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
0

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Receive Higher Education discount from vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kirsten Simmons
Director of Admissions

Address
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Phone
910-277-5555

Email
simmonskm@sapc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Equesterian Center
Morgan Jones Science Labs
Electronic and Fine Arts Center
Athletic Facilities
Art Studios

Most Popular Places Off Campus
24 Hour Walmart
Jerry's - Local Restaurant
Daily Grind - Local Coffee Shop
New Lowe's Store

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@sapc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Local Taxi, Amtrack, Greyhound; Nearest airport: Fayetteville, NC

Driving Instructions to Campus
By car ... From the north...Follow I-95 South, then U.S. 74 West (about 30 miles) into Laurinburg. Take the St. Andrews Presbyterian College exit, turning right off the ramp, left at the second light (Lauchwood Drive), and then right into the campus. From the south...Follow I-95 North, then U.S. 501 North (exit 1) into Laurinburg. Follow the hospital signs, then turn left onto Lauchwood Drive. Pass the hospital, and the campus will be on the left, across from Holly Square Shopping Center. From the east...Follow U.S. 74 West to Laurinburg and take the St. Andrews Presbyterian College exit. Turn right off the ramp, left at the second light (Lauchwood Drive), and then right into the campus. From the west...Follow U.S. 74 East to Laurinburg and take the St. Andrews Presbyterian College exit. Turn right off the exit ramp and left at the third light, into the campus.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn - 910-277-7788 Hampton Inn - 910-277-1516 Jameson Inn - 910-277-0080
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Key Stats

926
Applicants
617
Size
57%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists