St. Lawrence College, KINGSTON, ONTARIO

    Kingston, OntarioLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1967established year

    St. Lawrence College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    St. Lawrence College is a public college of applied arts and technology located in Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967. There are 3 campuses of the college in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. The college houses around 6000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time students. Among the total student population, approximately 9% are international students that pursue the institute for its renowned reputation as the higher education institute of Canada

    The college offers 30+ certificate programs, 40+ diploma programs, 20+ advanced diploma programs and 900+ online courses. Programs offered by the College are available in online and offline mode at the three campuses. Some of the popular courses offered by the college include accounting certificate, addictions and mental health, advertising and marketing, communications, autism and behavioral science, business accounting, among others

    Admissions to St. Lawrence College is available in several intakes and follows an equal consideration deadline of February 1. The institute charges a non refundable fee of 100 CAD from all its aspirants. With an employment rate of nearly 88.1%, a score better than the province average, the institute is indeed one of the coveted organizations that can help its graduates land some of the high-paying jobs in Canada.


    St. Lawrence College has been ranked as follows according to ranking agency Webometrics for the year 2020:

    • 116 among the top colleges in Canada.
    • 7969 among the top colleges in the world.
    • 8080 for its presence among the top colleges in the world.
    • 5430 for its impact among the top colleges in the world.
    • 7356 for its openness among the top colleges in the world.

    The College has also been ranked among the top 50 research colleges in Canada.


    Type Public
    Established 1967
    Location Ontario, Canada
    No. of Campuses 3
    Students 6500 full time, 20,000 part time (approximate value)
    Campus housing Available
    Financial aid Bursaries, awards and scholarships
    Official Website

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation


    • St. Lawrence College is located in Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1967.
    • It has three different campuses at Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston.
    • Brockville campus includes a number of study spaces, computers, group study rooms, health care simulation labs, The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, a newly renovated cafeteria, updated fitness centre.
    • Cornwall campus includes a beautifully renovated library, group study rooms with SMART boards,newly renovated Health Care Simulation Labs, residence within the campus, cafeteria, and athletic facilities including cardio room, weight room, and gymnasium.
    • Kingston campus in a newly built campus. It includes 80,000-square-foot Student Life and Innovation Centre, featuring St. Larry’s Pub, open courtyard, student study and social gathering spaces, upgraded fitness facilities, double gym, outdoor atrium and deck, and a gathering place for indigenous students, newly renovated Health Care Simulation Labs, newly renovated Student Services, and Davies Hall study area.

    Housing Facilities/ Residence

    • St. Lawrence College offers on-campus housing facilities at all three campuses.
    • Brockville Campus has 29 fully furnished double-occupancy rooms.
    • Cornwall campus comprises 44 fully furnished private suites.
    • Kingston campus offers 600-bed residence which includes both single and double occupancy suites.
    • The housing facility in the Kingston campus guarantees a place to the first 70 students living outside Kingston who enroll in one of the undergraduate programs by May 1.
    • Some of the common facilities provided to students at all the campuses are internal bathrooms, common areas for group study, laundry, bed, desk and wardrobe, internet connections, dining, access to computer labs and library.


    • The College offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in the following major categories:
      • Applied Arts
      • Community Services
      • Business
      • Computer and Engineering Technology
      • Justice Studies
      • Health Sciences
      • Skilled Trades and Apprenticeships
      • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
      • Languages
      • Graphic Design
    • The institution offers three baccalaureate degree programs. Apart from this, the college also offers 30+ certificate programs, 40+ diploma programs, 20+ advanced diploma programs.
    • Both undergraduate and postgraduate programs are offered in online and offline modes.
    • The 4 year baccalaureate degree programs offered are honors bachelor of behavioral psychology, bachelor of sciences in nursing, and bachelor of business administration with co-op placements.
    • The full-time degree programs offered by the college are unique and not offered at other colleges and universities in Ontario.

    St. Lawrence College Application Process

    How to apply?

    Students who wish to get admission to the St. Lawrence College can follow the following guidelines:

    Application Portal: Apply online by creating a new account

    Application Fee: 100 CAD

    Application Deadline: Fall semester - February 1

    Basic Admission Requirements

    • Official high school and secondary education transcripts.
    • Official transcripts of any college or university attended.
    • A copy of passport
    • English proficiency requirements

    Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a proof of English Proficiency:

    Test Name Minimum required score (UG) Minimum required score (PG)
    TOEFL 78- IBT, 213-CBT 83- IBT, 220-CBT
    IELTS 6.0, with no band below 5.5 6.5, with no band below 6.0
    MELAB 80 82
    CAEL 60 60
    PTE 56 66
    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English 173 180
    St. Lawrence College ESL Pre-Academic Level Certificate 60% 70%

    St. Lawrence College Cost of Attendance

    The annual cost of living in Canada for international students at the institute is given in the table below.

    Particulars Brockville campus  Cornwall campus Kingston campus
    Bachelor degree 21,500 CAD 21,500 CAD 21,500 CAD
    Certificate and diploma 15,600 CAD 15,600 CAD 16,000 CAD
    Graduate certificates 15,700 CAD 15,700 CAD 15,700 CAD
    International student recovery fee 375 CAD per semester 375 CAD per semester 375 CAD per semester
    Average expenses for books 400 -800 CAD 400 -800 CAD 400 -800 CAD
    Residence 6546 CAD 6546 CAD 6546+1700 CAD (additional meal plan)

    Scholarships/ Financial Aid

    • Financial aid is provided in the form of bursaries, awards and scholarships in Canada for international students.
    • The college awarded over 350,000 CAD as financial aid to more than 500 students across all three campuses in the previous year.
    • Bursaries range from 500 CAD to 3000 CAD. One needs to fill the application only once to be considered for all the bursaries.
    • Some of the bursaries offered are Allan and Peggy Cohoes Memorial Bursary, Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation Bursary, La Vache Rouge Bursary, St. Lawrence College Foundation Bursary.
    • Scholarships awarded to first year students include Athlete of the year, Fair Play Award, Business Leadership Award, Varsity Athletic Financial Award etc.
    • The eligibility criteria for department wise scholarships offered to students are given in the table below:
    Name of Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
    Board of Governors Entrance Scholarship Awarded on the basis of academic records to full-time post-secondary program students
    Laul's M. Square Media Scholarships International applicants with 80% in Class 12 for applicants of diploma programs or 70% in bachelor’s degree for applicants of post graduate programs
    Albert and Anne Francis Scholarship  Full-time returning students who have applied for Bachelor of Science in Nursing program taught in the Kingston Campus
    Freedom 55 Financial Scholarship in Business Students of the Diploma in Business Administration programs who demonstrate a willingness to participate in community service

    Alumni Network

    • St. Lawrence College has its own separate alumni association which is responsible for conducting regular letups and events.
    • The university takes pride in presenting several awards to some of its notable alumni in an open ceremony. Two of such awards are Premier's awards and honorary diploma.
    • Some of the special benefits offered to alumni are
      • Special Discounts/group rates
      • Special awards and recognition
      • Reunions and Grad find services
      • Voyageur magazine
      • Explorer (e-newsletter)
    • Some of the notable alumni are:
      • Mark Garretson- Canadian Politician
      • Ruth Ellen Brosseau- Member of the Canadian House of Commons
      • Daniel Beals- Politician and well-acclaimed Director
      • Bill Buxton- Canadian Computer Scientist
      • John Cleary- Ontario based politician
      • Patrick Rouble- Canadian Politician


    St. Lawrence College has a separate career management centre for its students. The career management centre conducts various career fairs and placement drives for the students. Students are provided with various job opportunities to start in their careers in their respective fields. In recent years, the top employers of graduates from the college have been the Department of National Defense, Queen’s University, Empire Life, City of Kingston and Kingston Health Sciences Center.

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    St. Lawrence College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $12,504 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    12 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Fall Deadlines

    February 1

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-69-

    St. Lawrence College Acceptance Rate

    43.0 %

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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $12,504 / Year
    On Campus
    $7,560 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario


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    College Rating

    Based on 13 Students Rating

    7.6 out of 10
    7.6/10Social Life


    5.8 /10

    I chose this college because I was interested in networking and this college had the option to provide a campus in the Toronto area which has more jobs as compared to the Kingston area. This college has a minimal fee for international students and my board marks were only at par for this college.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is not very advanced and we are not taught up to the level where students can get a job. Only basic level stuff is taught which is not enough. No industrial exposure as well as research experience is given to the students. We are taught only the stuff that requires us to pass the course.

    7 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    6.5 /10

    Because it had a good computer science program in a city I like.

    Course Curriculum :

    It is a good course curriculum designed for skills in the industry

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9.2 /10

    I got to know about this college from google and some peers who were already in this college but different branches. If I talk about the admission process that's way too long for an international student like me. Appy through the online portal, pay 100 CAD as the application fee, get the Offer letter, pay the fees, and wait for receipts. I applied to 3 colleges. Actually I wanted to go to a peaceful area and In Cornwall, there are 80% of old people and job opportunities were much more there. I got 93% in 12th and 3.3 GPA in my diploma out of 4.

    Course Curriculum :

    Course Curriculum was pretty easy and in a chronological way. The program is designed to provide us a degree that combines the practical strengths of a college environment while including the theory-based education provided at the university level. It is also available on a part-time basis.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    The person that I met from the Immigration services (ISKA) helped me to decide which college to apply for. As a student that started her life in a new country and fulfilling her passion and dreams. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and work experience has gained and added to make me decide to enroll in this course.

    Course Curriculum :

    Course Curriculum is Great.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    I wanted to study business administration in Canada and also wanted to get settled there. I opted for this college particularly as its business administration program is highly ranked. Applying into the college was very easy as i only had to apply directly through the official website just by paying an application fee of $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum followed in my program is very well designed in order to provide knowledge in economics, accounting, financial information system, financial management, organizational behavior, human resource, strategic planning, marketing, and business communication.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, ON

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Cartwright Street (north side of Churchill)0.16 km
    St. Lawrence College Transfer Point0.22 km
    Cartwright Street (south side of Churchill)0.23 km
    Calderwood Drive (east side of Portsmouth)0.28 km
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    Mariana Grajales Airport2686.98 km
    Antonio Maceo Airport2697.59 km
    Sangster International Airport2862.77 km
    Ken Jones2893.80 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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