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St Lawrence University Student Life

St Lawrence University is on a 1,100-acre campus in a small town setting in Canton, New York. There are many activities and organizations for St Lawrence University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

St Lawrence University also has fraternities and sororities.

St Lawrence University has a thriving The Thelomathesian Society (student government). In fact, more students participate in The Thelomathesian Society (student government) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at St Lawrence University include Outing Club, Environmental Action Organization, Association for Campus Entertainment and La Sociedad Hispana.

St Lawrence University students' favorite campus traditions are Moving-Up Day, Candlelight Ceremony and Peak Weekend.

St Lawrence University Housing

St Lawrence University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of St Lawrence University students live on campus. In 2021, 98% of undergrads at St Lawrence University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 2% of students lived off-campus or commuted to St Lawrence University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

St Lawrence University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

St Lawrence University Athletics

At St Lawrence University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at St Lawrence University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Rowing NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Skiing (Downhill) NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is St Lawrence University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

St. Lawrence University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The St Lawrence University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

St Lawrence University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to St Lawrence University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit St Lawrence University, take U.S. Highway 11 to Canton, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Ogdensburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore St Lawrence University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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St Lawrence University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

39%

In State

61%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

10%

5%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.21%

Undergraduate Students

2,392

Non-Resident / International Students

225

Graduate Students

42

St Lawrence University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,434

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

42%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$56,766

Out-of-State

$56,766

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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