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St. Lawrence University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,182
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $229,830,177
Admissions Address

23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Teresa Cowdrey
Admissions office telephone: (315) 229-5261
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://web.stlawu.edu/admis/online_app.html Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 0
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 59%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 81%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 57%
Total applicants: 3,192
Total acceptances: 1,878
Total freshman enrollment: 611
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 23%
Male applicants: 1,681
Male acceptances: 872
Male freshman enrollment: 285
Female applicants: 1,511
Female acceptances: 1,006
Female freshman enrollment: 326
Out-of-state freshmen: 56%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 262
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 110
Students enrolled from waiting list: 16

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 53%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 53%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 640
Math: 550 – 640
Combined: 1100 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.0% 9.6%
600-699 42.3% 46.9%
500-599 40.7% 34.9%
400-499 8.7% 8.0%
300-399 0.3% 0.6%
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 25 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.7% N/A N/A
24-29 75.9% N/A N/A
18-23 13.5% N/A N/A
12-17 1.9% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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