St. Lawrence University is a private, independent, non-denominational, university that seeks to provide a stimulating and rigorous liberal arts education to undergraduate students chosen for their intellectual potential and seriousness of purpose. Chartered in 1856, it is New York State's oldest continuously coeducational college or university. St. Lawrence's 2,400 students arrive from 42 states and 50 countries. The school is situated in Canton, New York, midway between the Adirondacks Mountains and Ottawa, Canada's national capital. The University provides unmatched access to social and cultural opportunities, international government, and outdoor recreation.
The "very intelligent professors" are always available to give insight and help, and "aim to engage students in every way, even if the students seem uninterested." "They never cease to impress!" Faculty does a good job of tying in a lot of different themes, so "eventually all of your classes intersect." "They would rather we internalize the information and material of the class well than get through the syllabus on time, leading to more in depth learning," says a student.
St. Lawrence encourages students to participate in all aspects of their education, and there is great ability "for students to make an impact and have meaningful change on the way operations occur on campus." The "projects/research being done surround you" and St. Lawrence "emphasizes students taking initiative and holding leadership positions for various clubs," providing "everything one can need in their four years of college on a camp in the middle of nowhere." "The alumni still love it even fifty years after they graduate, so there must be a certain charm to it (and there is)!" surmises up a student.
Theme houses allow students to live with others that share a common interest or goal, which can be an academic area, specific issue, or hobby or skill. The security on this "gorgeous" campus is "amazing" and "does safe walks for anyone who feels unsafe on campus alone." This is a very outdoorsy bunch, and most people love to ski, rock climb, canoe, and hike (all of which is easily accessible through the Adirondacks). People "will always drink for fun on the weekends," but can also be found "at sports games, watching movies at the student center, or hanging out on our quad." Hockey games are largely attended, and there are "comedians, bands, movies, [and] petting zoos brought to campus every weekend."
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security