About St. Lawrence
Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.
We embrace the adventurous spirit of our students.
Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region.
St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few.
Your trail begins here.
Supported by passionate professors, dedicated staff members, and a community of caring peers, our students live and learn on a beautiful, tree-filled campus -- from here, anywhere is possible.
St. Lawrence: At a Glance
of students pursue more than one area of study
of graduates find employment or continue their education within a year
of students engage in community service opportunities
Alumni Network in the Country
The Princeton Review, 2022
Our Mission & History
St. Lawrence University has been guiding students on inspiring, demanding academic adventures for more than 165 years.
President Kathryn L. Morris joined the Laurentian community on July 1, 2021, as the University’s 19th president.
Led by an empowering faculty, our 100+ academic programs challenge our students to ask big questions and prepare them for careers of purpose.
Mountains. Culture. Rivers. An international capital. We’re inspired by our surroundings in the North Country.
We are here to find out ways to make the world a better place for everyone. Our diverse backgrounds and experiences make us smarter and we take every opportunity to celebrate each other.