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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
711 E Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
From Lawrence University

Lawrence University seeks academically motivated students with diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and aspirations who demonstrate the potential to both transform and be transformed by Lawrence University.

At Lawrence, we are fully committed to Engaged Learning. Whether in a practice room in the conservatory or a chemistry class in Steitz Hall or a Freshman Studies discussion, you will learn by doing. By discussing. By participating. By engaging.

Lawrence University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1220-1460
ACT Range
25-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,180/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,643/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,434Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
33
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Friendly, nice, smart and quirky
    62%
  • Kind, and unbelievably Smart
    21%
  • Pretentious mixed with very quirky
    10%
  • Pretentious
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    48%
  • Supportive
    37%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Multifaceted
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    80%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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    Lawrence University Reviews

    664 reviews
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    I would rate Lawrence University at 3.5. They provide vast academic opportunity, suitable living, and decent food. The worst part of college is the student body.
    As far as academics go, class sizes are generally small, so students get to know teachers well. Teachers are invested and care about students.
    Housing is decent as far as colleges go.
    The students do a lot of complaining about the food, but Bon Appetit is one of the best food service companies to cater to colleges and businesses across the Us. They strive to create an all inclusive menu for students.
    The student body is where most issues with the university come up. I find the student body can be overbearingly rude due to their privileged backgrounds. At times the students are incompetent and act inconsiderately ann offensive. Lawrence has a very toxic environment because of the students. The only other problems I have with the university are diversity&inclusion as well the lack of attention to student medical problems.
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    For someone who wants a small college experience, Lawrence University is great! There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in leadership, research, and other educational and extracurricular activities. Even though it's in a small town, there are a lot of opportunities to see incredible speakers and artists! A lot of people also develop personal relationships with staff and faculty, who can be very helpful and supportive!
    Lawrence is the most incredible private school, offering everything that you could hope for. The academics are rigorous and pristine with the trimester system allowing for students to achieve more. The liberal arts education is incredibly valuable in crafting well-rounded individuals. In terms of catering to interests, Lawrence's countless clubs, athletics, and musical opportunities provide something for everyone. A prestigious, impressive, invigorating, and rewarding school, Lawrence University is the greatest option for intelligent, multi-interested students who want to be treated as individuals, not just as a face in a crowd or pit class.