St. Lawrence University
Curriculum Focus: Comprehensive Liberal Arts and Sciences
About St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence University was founded in 1856 on priciples of inclusion for all regardless of socioeconomic background, nationality, race, religion, color, gender, sexuality, or any other marker of identity. Even in those days when it was unheard of, we enrolled men and women equally right from the beginning.
The University of today remains committed to those founding principles, and to providing a top-quality higher education for a life and not just a job training. Our graduates go on to an exceptionally wide range of careers all across the world, and are the core of our extensive alumni network.
HEOP at SLU seeks those who have the ability and the drive but have never had the academic opportunity to capitalize on those traits, and who would also be unable to attend for financial reasons. We provide a comprehensive structure of support to make sure that each and every HEOP student at SLU gets what she or he came for. Simply crossing the stage and getting the diploma is a remarkable acheivement, but it is not enough. When you have your hand on your degree, we want you to also have your foot on a path to success.
HEOP students graudate at a rate exceeding the general enrollment and have a stellar post-college placement rate in employment and/or graduate and professional education.
"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."
"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."