From the School

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.

Overall

From The School

St. Lawrence seeks undergraduates with the capacity to manage a demanding academic regimen successfully. In addition, the ideal student contributes substantially to the quality of community life. The University strives to enroll students who represent the broadest possible range of economic, ethnic, geographic, and social backgrounds. The admissions committee values academic achievement, but ability in athletics, community service, leadership, or the creative arts is also considered a strong indicator of a student's capacity to benefit from her or his time at St. Lawrence. The University is test optional for all domestic students; students may choose whether they would like the results of their SAT and/or ACT used during the evaluation process. Students are strongly encouraged to plan a campus visit; interviews may be scheduled to occur on campus. In certain areas, off-campus interviews are also an option.

The University makes no requirement of applicants' high school curricula; however, successful applicants generally demonstrate extensive preparation in the humanities, mathematics, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Advanced Placement, IB and honors work are looked upon favorably, as they demonstrate the applicants intellectual curiosity and maturity. These are qualities that are highly sought by the admission committee.

St. Lawrence uses the Common Application exclusively and students are free to use any version of the Common Application. An application supplement is required and is available on-line. The application processing fee is $60. Applicants pursuing regular decision should submit all materials by February 1; they will be notified in March of their decision. Students whose first choice is St. Lawrence may apply for Early Decision: the priority deadline for Early Decision applications begins on November 1. Applicants for transfer to St. Lawrence should submit all application materials by November 1 for the spring semester or March 1 for the fall semester.

To request an application or for more information, students should contact:
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617

Overview

Applicants
4,328
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
February 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

The University confers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; it also awards graduate degrees in education.

Thirty-six majors are available, as is the option to declare a double major (see Majors and Degrees Offered.)

The University offers 37 optional minors (see Majors and Degrees Offered.)

Qualified students may pursue five-year programs in business administration (this program leads to the MBA) and engineering, combining coursework at St. Lawrence with work at other institutions.

Specialized advising is available for postgraduate work in dentistry, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine.

The St. Lawrence distribution requirements involve coursework in six areas.

All students are expected to demonstrate writing competence before graduating.

The University provides extensive opportunities for honors projects and independent work.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Students have the following major/minors to choose from:

African Studies, African-American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Physics, Business in the Liberal Arts, Canadian Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Creative Writing, Dance, Economics, Economics-Mathematics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Estudios Hispanicos (Spanish), European Studies, Exercise Science, Film and Representation Studies, Foreign Languages, Francophone Studies (French), Gender and Sexuality Studies, Geology, Geology-Physics, German Studies, Global Studies, Government, History, International Economics, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Languages, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages & Literatures, Multifield (self-designed), Music, Native American Studies, Neuroscience, Outdoor Studies, Peace Studies, Performance and Communication Arts, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Studies and Exercise Science, Statistics, Studio Art, Theatre, Visual Art, and Writing.

Students Say

Located in tiny Canton, New York way up near the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a “warm and welcoming” little school with myriad merit scholarships, great study abroad programs, and a reputation as “the snowiest place where you will have the time of your life and meet amazing people.” A low student-faculty ratio and strong alumni network really ice the cake on this “extremely tight-knit community” that carries on a “long lasting tradition of Laurentian pride, academic rigor and sustainability efforts.”
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.
SLU 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 a student.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
211
with Terminal Degree
188

106
Men
105
Women
31
Minority
11
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
84%
Graduate in 6 years
85%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General
  • Biophysics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration, Management and Operations

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Susan Collins '75
US Senator, Maine

Kirk Douglas '39
Actor, Author

Vigggo Mortensen '80
Actor, Poet, Painter

Lorrie Moore '78
Author

Grace Potter '06
Musician

Jeff Boyd '78
Chiar of the Board, Priceline

Martha MacCallum
Fox News Anchor

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

The “absolutely excellent” Career Services Office offers a host of resources for students looking for jobs, internships, or research opportunities, including online tools, career fairs, and a new Business Case Study Course. The school’s Shadow A Saint program allows current undergraduates to spend work time during the summer with an alumni in their area of career interest, and the Laurentians in Residence program brings alumni and parent leaders to the school throughout the year for panels, networking, and mentoring. “Networking and alumni contact is HUGE! Alumni are very helpful and are proud to lend a hand,” says a student. Ninety-five percent of the most recent graduating class had a job or was enrolled in graduate school within a year after commencement. Forty-one percent of SLU graduates who visited Payscale.com felt their job was meaningful to the world, and visitors reported an average starting salary of $42,600.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
84%
Graduate in 6 years
85%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$42,600

Median Mid-Career Salary
$76,300

Alumni with High Job Meaning
41%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
87

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the comprehensive fee (including tuition, fees, and typical room and board) is $59,982.

Typically, annual personal costs and book expenditures cost an additional $1,650.

Financial Aid

St. Lawrence University offers merit scholarships as well as need-based financial assistance.

The school grants aid in some form to more than 93 percent of its students. Aid packages typically consist of grants, student loans, and campus jobs.

Aid applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and February 1, and request that results be sent to St. Lawrence. Applicants may also submit the CSS PROFILE form.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Tuition for all students runs $47,350 and room and board is another $12,286. Ninety-three percent of all SLU undergrads receive financial aid, with the average need-based package running $41,005. Sixty-seven percent of students take out some form of loan, graduating with an average of $26,832 in loan debt.

Bang For Your Buck

The “very generous” university states that it will do everything possible to help students plan their SLU education in an affordable way, and to that end, gives out more than $39 million in financial aid each year. Many, many merit-based scholarships are available also, including the full tuition offered through the Trustee Scholarship for the top male and female in each first-year class; the $32,000 per year Momentum Scholarships, which reward academic and co-curricular achievements; and the Sesquicentennial and University Scholarships. Leaderships Scholarships and Community Service Scholarship recipients get $10,000 per year. For those who need assistance while working, the various Internship Fellowship Awards help offset living and travel costs incurred during a student’s internship (specific awards are given for certain fields or regions).

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,908

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,636

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,535

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,792

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$29,262

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$49,060
Required Fees
$360
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$750

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Undergraduates commence their studies with the First-Year Program, which places approximately 30 first-year students in communities that live and learn together.

Once they achieve upper-class status, students may choose to live in traditional residence halls, interest-based theme suites, theme cottages, Greek houses, or senior townhouses.

St. Lawrence provides a full range of services to students, including comprehensive career planning as well as graduate and professional school guidance.

Students seeking co-curricular activities can choose from over 100 organizations, including everything from student government to interest groups to arts and culture.

St. Lawrence boasts 32 intercollegiate teams including NCAA Division I teams in men's and women's ice hockey. All other teams compete in the NCAA's Division III. Club sports are also available, as is participation in a broad range of popular intramural sports.

The University is home to numerous recreational facilities, including: a 133-station fitness center; a three-story climbing wall; cross-country ski and running trails; and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Students enjoy access to two gymnasium/fieldhouse complexes; one has a 9-lane/400-meter track as well as five basketball/tennis courts, while the other has a 200-meter track, ten squash courts, and three tennis courts. Other facilities include an AstroTurf field; baseball, softball, and soccer fields; an equestrian center; a golf course; an indoor golf facility; an ice arena; a boathouse; and a pool.

Students Say

Many students tend to be “white,” “liberal, non-religious, environmentalists.” Preppy is the done thing here, with “basically anything in khakis and a button down for guys and Ralph Lauren and Hunter boots or summer dresses for girls,” and the majority of people hail from “just outside of Boston, New York, Connecticut, or Vermont.” The positive atmosphere of the student body is “palpable,” from “the smiles to the school spirit, to the passion for everything that students do.” It’s quickly apparent “how happy everyone is to be here,” and there’s “a sense of love and respect for our school” all around.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,406
Out of State
58%

International
9%
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

2.00%
Asian
3.54%
African-American
4.81%
Hispanic
86.38%
Caucasian
8.76%
International

54% female
46% male
58% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

St. Lawrence University provides a distinctive learning environment, offering 36 majors, 37 minors, and 3 graduate programs in education. Its First-Year Program is nationally recognized. St. Lawrence offers international study programs on six continents; it also belongs to the International Student Exchange Program. The University offers four off-campus programs within the United States, including a semester program in the Adirondack wilderness and a program in New York City. St. Lawrence is currently undergoing an educational renaissance; bold academic initiatives are underway to maximize the learning potential of each and every student. A major facilities upgrade has been completed to provide expanded resources to undergraduates. A new residence hall opened in Fall, 2014.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The University's two libraries, the Owen D. Young Library and Launders Science Library, contain more than half a million volumes, electronic resources, and ample space for reading and research.

Students also enjoy an arts center with recital hall, two theaters, and an art gallery as well as a 7,000-piece art collection. The Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, a 19,000 square-foot space for the performing arts, is part of the campus dedicated to the arts.

St. Lawrence's science complex including the Gold LEED-certified Johnson Hall of Science is connected to the science library and computing center.

A 15,000-square-foot Sullivan Student Center is available for student meetings, studying, staff offices and one of the dining areas available on campus.

Recreational facilities include cross-country ski, mountain bike, and running trails; a 133-station fitness center; a three-story climbing wall; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; and two gymnasium/fieldhouse complexes, one with a 9-lane/400-meter track and five tennis/basketball courts and the other with a 200-meter track, three tennis courts, and ten squash courts. Facilities also include a pool, ice arena, equestrian center, golf course, indoor golf facility, boathouse, AstroTurf field, baseball, soccer and softball fields.

Off-Campus Opportunities

St. Lawrence University offers international programs in 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and Trinidad and Tobago; students can also direct-enroll in foreign universities in countries through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

The University also offers four off-campus study programs within the United States. These are located at: American University, Washington, D.C.; Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; New York City and the Adirondack Semester, near Tupper Lake, New York.

Student Organizations & Activities

Undergraduates commence their studies with the First-Year Program, which places approximately 30 first-year students in communities that live and learn together.

Once they achieve upper-class status, students may choose to live in traditional residence halls, interest-based theme suites, theme cottages, Greek houses, or senior townhouses.

St. Lawrence provides a full range of services to students, including comprehensive career planning as well as graduate and professional school guidance.

Students seeking co-curricular activities can choose from over 100 organizations, including everything from student government to interest groups to arts and culture.

St. Lawrence boasts 32 intercollegiate teams including NCAA Division I teams in men's and women's ice hockey. All other teams compete in the NCAA's Division III. Club sports are also available, as is participation in a broad range of popular intramural sports.

The University is home to numerous recreational facilities, including: a 133-station fitness center; a three-story climbing wall; cross-country ski and running trails; and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Students enjoy access to two gymnasium/fieldhouse complexes; one has a 9-lane/400-meter track as well as five basketball/tennis courts, while the other has a 200-meter track, ten squash courts, and three tennis courts. Other facilities include an AstroTurf field; baseball, softball, and soccer fields; an equestrian center; a golf course; an indoor golf facility; an ice arena; a boathouse; and a pool.

Students Say

SLU is a school that “manages to find fun in everything despite being in ‘the middle of nowhere.’” The athletic facilities are “top notch,” work opportunities abound, and there is plenty of “accessibility to funds for student activities.” “Free laundry” is a surprisingly big draw, as are free weekend movies, as well as the community building aspect of the First-Year Program, which “will make you friends for life.” Being in such a small town means there are lots of activities that take place at school, so “if you are bored you are not paying attention to what is happening on campus.”
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.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
98%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Special Needs

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
John Meagher, Director

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

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
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
117
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

10% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Saints)
17 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saints)
18 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: PRIDES: People recognizing diversity of ethnicity and sexuality; http://it.stlawu.edu/%7Esluprides/ Sexuality and Gender Activists

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Clarkson University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Clarkson University

Sustainability

St. Lawrence’s culture of sustainability extends from university operations to academics and co-curricular activities. The University drew from the success of its Adirondack Semester and launched the Sustainability Semester, where students live off campus at a nearby farmstead, are educated and exposed to environmental problems and solutions, and are guaranteed a paid internship in a sustainability-related field. St. Lawrence also added environmental literacy as a required component of the University’s core curriculum. St. Lawrence is committed to ensuring that a minimum of 15 percent of its electricity is derived from renewable sources. And, impressively, the university’s Johnson Hall of Science was the first LEED Gold science building in New York. Further, as part of St. Lawrence’s promise to achieve climate neutrality, all future construction will be designed to meet LEED Silver certification, including a new residence hall that opened in August 2014 and uses twenty-four geothermal wells for heating and cooling. The school is also aiming to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by trumpeting alternative transportation methods. St. Lawrence aims to lower its greenhouse gas emissions through alternative transportation methods, such as its green bikes program— where students and employees can “check out” bicycles—a ChargePoint EV charging station available free to the public, and sustainable management of campus grounds. Most of the campus is pesticide and herbicide free, the athletic fields benefit from a water-informed irrigation system, and low-mow zones increase biodiversity and reduce emissions. Dining Services also remains committed to sustainability by practicing pre-consumer food composting in its dining halls and purchasing food from a local agricultural cooperative.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
11%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
608

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

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
Jeff Rickey
Vice President and Dean of Admissions an

Address
Payson Hall
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Phone
800-285-1856

Email
jrickey@stlawu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Newell Field House & Stafford Fitness Center
Brewer Bookstore
Johnson Hall of Science
Owen D. Young Library
Sullivan Student Center
New residence hall opened Fall 2014, Newell Center for Arts Technology opened 2007, LEED Gold Johnson Hall of Science opened fall 2007Student Center opened January 2004

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Adirondack Mountains
Lake Placid, NY
Ottawa, Ontario
Burlington, Vermont
St. Lawrence River

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stlawu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Trailways Bus service to Canton, NY. Nearest large airport is Ottawa, Ontario, 90 minutes away. Cape Air provides service from Ogdensburg, NY, to Albany, NY, and from Saranac Lake to Boston. Taxi service available in Canton. College provides free airport transportation.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Albany, N.Y.: I-87 (the Adirondack Northway) north to exit 23, Warrensburg; Route 9 north to Route 28 to Blue Mountain Lake; Route 30 north to Tupper Lake; Route 3 West to Route 56 north; Route 56 North to Colton; Route 68 to Route 11 on outskirts of Canton; left on Route 11/Main Street to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (4 hours) Syracuse, N.Y.: I-81 north to exit 48 north of Watertown; Route 342 to Route 11; Route 11 north to Canton; follow Main Street into center of town to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); right on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (2 1/2 hours) Burlington, VT.: I-89 north to Exit 17, Route 2; follow signs to Grand Isle Ferry (daily, year-round); upon exiting ferry, Route 314 to I-87 south; I-87 south one exit to Exit 38; Route 374 west to Chateaugay; Route 11 south to Malone; Route 11B to Potsdam; Route 11 to Canton, to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (3 hours) OR I-89 north Swanton; Route 78 to Route 2 to Rouses Point, N.Y.; Route 11 south to Malone; Route 11B to Potsdam; Route 11 to Canton, to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (3 hours) Detroit/Windsor: Highway 401 to Prescott, Ont.; bridge to USA; Route 37 west one mile to Route 68 south to Canton follow Main Street into center of town to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); right on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (8 hours) New York Metropolitan Area, western Connecticut and Massachusetts: via Albany above (6-8 hours) Boston area, Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and Massachusetts, northern New England: via Burlington above (5-7 hours) New Jersey, Philadelphia/Washington Corridor and south: via Syracuse above Rochester (4 hours), Buffalo (5 hours), central and western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Lower Great Lakes Region: via Syracuse above Michigan, Chicago, Upper Great Lakes Region: via Detroit above Other Canadian Points: Montreal: Highway 20/40 west to Highway 401 to Cornwall; bridge to USA, Route 37 west to Massena; Route 56 south to Raymondville; Route 310 south to Route 11; right on Route 11 into Canton, to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); left on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (3 hours) Ottawa: Highway 16/416 south to Prescott; bridge to USA; Route 37 west one mile to Route 68 south to Canton follow Main Street into center of town to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); right on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (1-1/2 hours) Toronto: Highway 401 to Prescott, Ont.; bridge to USA; Route 37 west one mile to Route 68 south to Canton follow Main Street into center of town to traffic light at Park Street (village park and post office are at this intersection); right on Park Street 6/10 mile to Admissions Parking on the right, Payson Hall (admissions and financial aid offices) across the street (4-1/2 hours)

Local Accommodations
Best Western University Inn, Comfort Suites, numerous Bed and Breakfast establishments. Contact Admissions for list or www.stlawu.edu, Information for Visitors
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