St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus
St. Lawrence University campus

From the School

The mission of St. Lawrence University is to provide an inspiring and demanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts to students selected for their seriousness of purpose and intellectual promise.

Nestled in the small upstate New York town of Canton that’s closer to Canada than it is to Manhattan, St. Lawrence is a liberal arts school with a strong sense of community and a dedication to academics. For one history major, St. Lawrence is “a university that pushes me to pursue my dreams,” a place where “it felt like I was coming home, not leaving home.” With roughly 2,400 students and a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, St. Lawrence prides itself on small classes and a tight knit environment where students and professors know their fellow Laurentians by name. With interdisciplinary studies encouraged, the most popular majors at St. Lawrence include economics, biology, government, psychology, and mathematics. Even though its location might be considered remote, the school’s proximity to the Adirondacks is a huge draw and, as one anthropology major jokes, “St. Lawrence manages to be a place with countless opportunities and things going on despite being in the middle of nowhere.”

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, so students may choose to submit the results of their SAT, ACT, both SAT and ACT, or none. Any submitted tests will be 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 admissions committee.

St. Lawrence uses the Common Application exclusively. The application processing fee is $60, which is waived with an official campus visit. Applicants pursuing regular decision should submit all materials by February 1 and will be notified in mid-March of the University’s decision. Students whose first choice is St. Lawrence may apply for early decision: the priority deadline for early decision applications begins on November 1 and goes until February 1. Notification of the early decision is sent approximately two weeks after the application folder is complete.

To request additional information, students should contact:
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617
Visit www.stlawu.edu/admissions


Overview

Applicants
5,874
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

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 offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education.

There are 63 majors, which include a number of combined major programs in areas such as environmental studies, economics and biology. Students can even design their own major with faculty approval. The University also offers 40 minors and 53 interdisciplinary programs (see Majors and Degrees Offered.)

St. Lawrence has a number of affiliations, giving students the opportunity to pursue a five-year program in business administration (this program leads to the MBA) and engineering, combining coursework at St. Lawrence with work at other institutions.

Students can also enter a number of affiliate programs leading to degrees in pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, and physical therapy. There are also tracks for pre-med and pre-law.

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


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
210
with Terminal Degree
193

107
Men
103
Women
34
Minority
11
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Conservation Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

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

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Located in tiny Canton, New York, 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.

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.


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

Notable Faculty


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

Katherine Clark '85
U.S. Congresswoman, Massachusetts

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
83%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$49,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$69,300

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$50,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$81,800

Percent High Job Meaning
55%

Percent STEM
19%


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.

Through the St. Lawrence University Fellows program, students get a head start on their future careers by pursuing particular academic topics that interest them during the summer, with the assistance of a faculty adviser. These lines of inquiry often lead to a future research project or course of study the next academic year. The Liberal Arts in New York City Semester gives students the chance to study and intern in New York City. Students are housed at the 92nd Street Y, and intern for institutions such as Credit Suisse, Christie's Auction House, MTV, Cosmopolitan and Vogue magazines, and Morgan Stanley. The Fellows program, open to twenty-five to thirty students each summer, provides a $3,500 stipend and pairs the student with a faculty member. More than 97 percent of the Class of 2015 were either employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. The Career Connections program offers a Career Boot Camp, which specifically targets sophomores who are on the cusp of declaring their major. Career Services also offers students the opportunity to participate in a program called Laurentians Investing Networking and Careers (LINC), which started in 2013 funded by a generous alumnus donation. The program matches current St. Lawrence first and sophomore year students with participating St. Lawrence alumni with careers in their desired fields. For students who are interested in getting a leg-up on the career search during winter break, St. Lawrence's Shadow a Saint program pairs students with alumni volunteers who work in potential field of interest. The program allows students to get to know their mentor, hopefully sowing the seeds for career guidance in the future, and also gives them an in-depth look at the industry they'd like to work in after graduation. Laurentians make good use of these career resources. As journalist and St. Lawrence alumnus Ed Forbes put it: "Our people are extremely resilient, are fairly adventurous, and willing to take risks. We're great critical thinkers, great writers, great team players, and are ready to lead the charge."

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


2017-2018
Tuition: $ 52,610
Room: $ 7,356
Board: $ 6,300
Fees: $ 380
Total: $ 66,646


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 97 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 October 1 and February 1; the financial aid award will be included in the decision package if all required documentation is received by the deadline.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Tuition for all students runs $50,830 and room and board is another $13,190. Ninety-three percent of all SLU undergrads receive financial aid, with the average need-based package running $33,515. Sixtyseven percent of students take out some form of loan, graduating with an average of $26,792 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 $43 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
$35,470

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,115

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,625

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,919

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$33,084

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$50,830
Required Fees
$370
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$750

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,100
Transportation for Commuters
$400

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,190
Comprehensive Fee

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


All first-year undergraduate students are enrolled in St. Lawrence University’s nationally-recognized First-Year Program, which places approximately 30 first-year students in small 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 34 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.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,377
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

1.62%
Asian
3.20%
African-American
4.48%
Hispanic
79.27%
Caucasian
8.49%
International

55% female
45% male
59% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

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.

Overview

From The School


Location


St. Lawrence University provides a distinctive learning environment, offering 63 majors, 40 minors, and three graduate programs in education. Its First-Year Program has become a national model as a living-learning environment that transitions students successfully out of high school and into college life. Just 80 miles from Ottawa, St. Lawrence is the closest American university to a foreign capital and is only 100 miles from Montréal. St. Lawrence celebrates diversity in the widest sense, welcoming students from more than 60 countries. It also boasts the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, and is a partner with the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


St. Lawrence University has two libraries, the Owen D. Young Library and Launders Science Library, containing more than 630,000 print volumes as well as a number of electronic resources, a writing center, and ample space for reading and research.

Students also enjoy a performing arts center with recital hall and two theaters as well as an art gallery containing a 7,000-piece art collection and Newell Center for Arts Technology.

With a commitment to sustainability, St. Lawrence opened in 2007 the Johnson Hall of Science, which was the first LEED-gold certified science building in New York State. And in 2014, the University opened Kirk Douglas Hall, a 155-bed residence hall that features 24 geothermal heating/cooling wells and was built to LEED gold standards. There’s also the 15,000-square-foot Sullivan Student Center, which is available for student activities and meetings, studying, staff offices, and a popular dining facility.

Recreational facilities include a network of trails available for running and cross-country skiing; 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. There’s also a pool, equestrian center, golf course, indoor golf facility, AstroTurf field, baseball, soccer and softball fields, and a boathouse for rowing teams located on the St. Lawrence River, Appleton Arena is home to St. Lawrence’s only NCAA Division I sport teams, men’s and women’s hockey teams.

Off-Campus Opportunities


St. Lawrence University offers 24 off-campus program sites in 19 countries, including 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 at foreign universities through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

The University also offers four off-campus study programs within the United States at American University, Washington, D.C.; an exchange program with Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; the Liberal Arts in New York City, the Adirondack Semester, and a Sustainability Program located just 5 miles from campus.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
99%
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

Students Say

St. Lawrence 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 [living-learning] 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."


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

11% join a fraternity
16% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

3% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

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: LGBTetc and Sexuality and Gender Activists (SaGA), http://www.stlawu.edu/lgbtq/

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, 2016.

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
Jeremy Freeman
Executive Director of Admissions

Address
Payson Hall
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Phone
800-285-1856

Email
jfreeman@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
Kirk Douglas Hall opened Fall 2014, Newell Center for Arts Technology opened 2007, LEED Gold Johnson Hall of Science opened fall 2007, Sullivan Student Center opened January 2004

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Adirondack Mountains
Lake Placid, NY
Ottawa, Ontario
Burlington, Vermont
Montreal, Quebec
Students, faculty and staff enjoy the wide-open spaces and natural resources that lie between the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Mountains, with numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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, and Massena, NY, to Albany, NY, and from Saranac Lake, NY, 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 48A north of Watertown; I-781 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/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 (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, University Suites, (Canton); Hampton Inn, Clarkson Inn (Potsdam. Numerous bed and breakfast locations near campus.

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