Saint Lawrence University is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in Canton, New York. Now a non-denominational university, Saint Lawrence was founded in 1856 by leaders of the Universalist Church who were looking for a place to establish a seminary. The seminary was called the Theological School of St. Lawrence and the university, as we know it today, simply existed as a preparatory department providing seminarians with a foundation for their Theological studies. This department evolved into the liberal arts university that we know today and the seminary closed down in 1965 when the Universalists consolidated with the Unitarians.
Today, the oldest coeducational university in the state of New York, St. Lawrence University, offers a four-year liberal arts program and graduate programs in education. It grants Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration. There are over 2,295 students enrolled in the university mentored by 173 fulltime faculty members, 97% of whom hold the highest degree possible in their chosen field. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2010-2011 for fulltime, undergraduate students is US$51,770 broken down into full-year tuition of US$40,905; activity fees of US$240; typical room rate at US$5,715; typical meal plan cost of US$4,900 and class dues of US$10. For graduate students, tuition cost is US$865 per credit hour or US$2,595 per 3-hour course. A US$35 registration fee is charged per session; while fulltime graduate students are assessed a US$60 activity fee per semester. To help students pay for their cost of tuition and fees, the university extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.
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