St Lawrence University

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St Lawrence University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Canton, NY, a predominately rural area. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at St Lawrence University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1180 (25th percentile) to 1350 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 26 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the St Lawrence University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.71. St Lawrence University sends acceptance letters to around 40% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 20% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St Lawrence University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for St Lawrence University was reported as 42.4% in Fall 2020 with over 7,000 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into St Lawrence University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to St Lawrence University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St Lawrence University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.7%
  • 2017-2018: 48.3%
  • 2018-2019: 46.2%
  • 2019-2020: 42.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 41.6%

How Does St Lawrence University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for St Lawrence University is thirty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
SUNY College of Technology at Canton84.6%
Clarkson University74.6%
SUNY College at Potsdam68.0%
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science69.8%
Champlain College85.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St Lawrence University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 670
Math590 - 680
Total Score1180 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score26 - 31
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