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St. Lawrence University

Canton, New York, United States
St. Lawrence University is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners who value thought and action. Students tap their full potential as they embrace the natural environment, engage with global challenges, and experience the relevance and adventure of a liberal arts education in a complex and changing world.



  • Founded in April 3, 1856 by leaders of the Universalist Church, a progressive Christian denomination.
  • Oldest continuously coeducational institutionof higher learning in New York State.
  • Considerable growth in enrollment led to expansion of physical plant following World War II
  • First international study program inaugurated in 1964.


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.


The St. Lawrence University Fellows program provides new opportunities for student intellectual growth by funding, with a $3,500 stipend, student research by 25-30 students per summer, each student with a faculty mentor. 


The Career Connections Program helps to coordinate career-related resources, activities, and support already available at St. Lawrence, as well as develop new programs, opportunities, and connections for students to leverage their undergraduate academic, co-curricular and work experiences effectively in their professional lives. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

The mission of the Student Financial Services Office is to provide centralized financial services to students and families. Student billing and collection of tuition and fees, community wide accounts, meal bank accounts, and student loan processing are a few key functions of this team.

Housing services

You will find information regarding the many residential communities at St. Lawrence University as well as information about CA selection, housing assignments, important dates, residences, staff contacts, and more.

Library services

Guided by the university mission and strategic map, the Library and InformationTechnology division provides scholarly and technology services, resources, and infrastructure which are criticalfor student learning at a residential liberal arts University.

ICT services

It meets the technological needs of the arts departments in teaching and learning; and it serves as a hub for collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts — both within the arts and across campus.

Medical services

The Diana B. Torrey ’82 Health and Counseling Center supports the well-being of all our students. We recognize that for some students the recent political atmosphere may be creating some distress. We want you to know that we are here to listen and to support you. The Health and Counseling Center promotes safety, respect, and equality for all.

Student Life

Campus life

Students develop and utilize leadership skills, allowing them to have a positive impact on their residential communities. They also develop life skills which will benefit them throughout their lives - including communication, assertiveness, prioritization and time management skills.

Sports facilities

The Athletics and Recreation Department recognizes the importance of greening the game - both on and off the field. By embracing sustainable practices the Saints are engaging our community and leading.

Student clubs

Joining a student organization at St. Lawrence is a great way to get involved on campus and gain leadership experiences that will assist you even after you leave Canton. Currently there are about 150 clubs and organizations registered with the Student Activities and Leadership Office.


St. Lawrence University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Canton, New York, United States