St. Lawrence surpassed its previous record for fall 2022 applications following several successful initiatives focused on lowering barriers to college entry and reimagining a liberal arts education in the 21st century.
The pool of candidates for fall 2022 shows a 14.2% increase in applications over last year and includes students from 47 states, the Districts of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 124 countries outside the United States, representing nearly 1,900 separate high schools.
“This record number of nominations is a testament to the dedication and ingenuity of our faculty and staff whose efforts have enhanced the St. Lawrence experience despite the challenges of the pandemic,” said Florence Hines, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. “Over the past two years, we have developed new in-demand majors, launched a new career commitment, reduced barriers to entry and showcased the spirit of the St. Lawrence with the launch of our new website. .
Following Experience St. Lawrence: The Task Force on Institutional Structure, Policy, and Planning, St. Lawrence recently added major news in digital media and film, data science, financeand a new one post-baccalaureate pre-med study programme that will attract candidates eager for strong career preparation, networking and mentorship programs.
St. Lawrence has been a leader in reducing college entry barriers for students. In August 2021, the University waived its $60 application fee, ensuring that anyone wishing to apply to St. Lawrence can do so regardless of financial status, and for over 15 years, St. Lawrence has been SAT / ACT optional for all applicants.
With a bold and comprehensive approach to career development, St. Lawrence’s alumni network, ranked third in the nation by The Princeton Review, and the Center for Career Excellence continue to deliver robust signature programs like the CLIC, SLU Connect and Laurentides in-residence mentorship program. In addition, the St. Lawrence has recently developed nNew career courses and new opportunities for students to create personalized career strategies.
“This generation of students is thinking about the world around them and making informed decisions about their future. The dynamic nature of their liberal arts education, coupled with our career preparation programs, ensures that St. Lawrence students excel in high-demand fields for years to come,” Hines said. “We are fortunate to attract some of the best and brightest candidates in the world and we look forward to welcoming the class of 2026 to the St. Lawrence community.
St. Lawrence’s regular decision app closed Feb. 1. Students interested in transfer admission can apply before March 1, 2022.
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