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Chances of getting into St Lawrence University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42.4%
Admission Difficulty for St Lawrence University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into St Lawrence University and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,968 out of 6,998 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 22 percent. St Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to St Lawrence University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 47% of students submit SAT scores and 21% submit ACT scores.

St Lawrence University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for St Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for St Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

St Lawrence University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >55%
1265 to 1350 Avg + 42%-55%
1180 to 1265 Avg - 30%-42%
1095 to 1180 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 1095 Low <20%
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St Lawrence University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
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 26
ACT Scores for St Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Lawrence University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St Lawrence University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >58%
28 to 31 Avg + 42%-58%
26 to 28 Avg - 32%-42%
24 to 26 Reach 24%-32%
Less than 24 Low <24%
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St Lawrence University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into St Lawrence University?

Applicants require 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

St Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,589 3,409 6,998
Accepted 1,749 1,219 2,968
Acceptance Rate 49% 36% 42%
Enrolled 343 263 606
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to St Lawrence University is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Lawrence University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

St Lawrence University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
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.

FAQs

Does St Lawrence University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into St Lawrence University?

42% 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.

What SAT score is required for St Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1350. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for St Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.