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St Lawrence University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into St Lawrence University

St Lawrence University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46.1%
Admission Difficulty for St Lawrence University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into St Lawrence University and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,975 out of 6,458 applicants were admitted making St Lawrence University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. St Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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St Lawrence University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for St Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for St Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1280

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St Lawrence University?

St Lawrence University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >59%
1275 to 1360 Avg + 46%-59%
1190 to 1275 Avg - 33%-46%
1105 to 1190 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1105 Low <23%
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St Lawrence University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for St Lawrence University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for St Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St Lawrence University?

Admission data indicates that St Lawrence University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Lawrence University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St Lawrence University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >63%
28 to 30 Avg + 46%-63%
27 to 28 Avg - 37%-46%
26 to 27 Reach 30%-37%
Less than 26 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.49
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into St Lawrence University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Lawrence University was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #48 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to St Lawrence University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted St Lawrence University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

70% of St Lawrence University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted St Lawrence University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

St Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,286 3,160 6,458
Accepted 1,695 1,280 2,975
Acceptance Rate 52% 41% 46%
Enrolled 331 309 640
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Lawrence University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

St Lawrence University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St Lawrence University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195216 IPEDS survey data for St Lawrence University.

Frequently Asked Questions

47% of students submit their SAT scores to St Lawrence University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

46% of those who apply are granted admission to St Lawrence University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1360. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 30. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.