St. Andrews University

Private, Four-years School Located in Laurinburg, NC

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How much is the SAU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, SAU's tuition & fees is $30,800.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,700 when a student lives on-campus.

SAU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$30,800
Books & Supplies Costs$3,300
On-campus Room & Board$11,480
On-campus Expenses$6,120
Off-campus Room & Board$4,516
Off-campus Expenses$9,004
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$30,750

How Much Does it Cost to Go to SAU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $136,203 at SAU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $211,123. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $139,306.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,049$50,089$33,191
Sophomore (2024-25)$33,348$51,840$34,257
Junior (2025-26)$34,700$53,656$35,359
Senior (2026-27)$36,107$55,537$36,499
4 Years Total$136,203$211,123$139,306
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$33,348$51,840$34,257
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,700$53,656$35,359
Junior (2026-27)$36,107$55,537$36,499
Senior (2027-28)$37,570$57,487$37,678
4 Years Total$141,725$218,521$143,793
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,700$53,656$35,359
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,107$55,537$36,499
Junior (2027-28)$37,570$57,487$37,678
Senior (2028-29)$39,094$59,509$38,896
4 Years Total$147,470$226,189$148,432
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,107$55,537$36,499
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,570$57,487$37,678
Junior (2028-29)$39,094$59,509$38,896
Senior (2029-30)$40,678$61,606$40,157
4 Years Total$153,449$234,139$153,230
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,570$57,487$37,678
Sophomore (2028-29)$39,094$59,509$38,896
Junior (2029-30)$40,678$61,606$40,157
Senior (2030-31)$42,328$63,779$41,461
4 Years Total$159,670$242,381$158,191

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, SAU' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in North Carolina, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $22,282.
St. Andrews University$30,800
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
North Carolina Four-years Colleges$17,780
Public Schools$3,583$11,086
Private Schools$22,282

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between SAU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
St. Andrews UniversityLaurinburg, NC$30,800$15,000
Barton CollegeWilson, NC$35,600$10,397
Belmont Abbey CollegeBelmont, NC$19,500$17,624
Brevard CollegeBrevard, NC$31,250$10,800
Catawba CollegeSalisbury, NC$33,400$3,594
Chowan UniversityMurfreesboro, NC$27,110$8,730
Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City, NC$7,412$18,849
High Point UniversityHigh Point, NC$44,208$34,329
Lees-McRae CollegeBanner Elk, NC$31,140$9,750
Livingstone CollegeSalisbury, NC$18,296$12,439
Mars Hill UniversityMars Hill, NC$37,270$14,364

Financial Aid and COA

At St. Andrews University, 829 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $16,240.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SAU is $35,460 for students living on-campus and $31,380 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 254 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $17,026 and the average amount of student loans is $8,677.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,700
COA (off-campus)$47,620
Tuition & Fees$30,800
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,900
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,820
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$35,460
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,380
Average Financial Aid$16,240
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship82989%$16,240
Pell Grants47551%$5,162
Federal Student Loan69574%$6,899
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid25498%-
Grants or Scholarships25097%$17,026
Federal Grants12147%$5,032
Pell Grants12147%$4,874
Other Federal Grants166%$1,191
State/Local Grants6425%$5,382
Institutional Grants24294%$13,650
Student Loan Aid17869%$8,677
Federal Student Loans17568%$5,533
Other Student Loans3915%$14,775

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

SAU's acceptance rate is 12.29%. A total of 2,164 applicants applied to and 266 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 261 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 98.12%.
To apply to SAU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies.
Acceptance Rate12.29%13.01%11.67%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)98.12%99.24%97.04%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

St. Andrews University has a total of 809 students including 780 undergraduate and 29 graduate students. By gender, there are 421 male students and 490 female students attending SAU. The school offers online degree programs and 283 students enrolled online exclusively (34.98% of all students).
Total911 421490
Undergraduate876 402474
Graduate35 1916

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, NC
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered31 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population809
Graduation Rate27%
Retention Rate59%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties50 (Full-time), 31 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs259 (Full-time), 40 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$32,940
Average Staff Salary$33,978