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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    A-
Lawrence University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
College Ave
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
63%
SAT Range
1180-1390
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,230/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,489/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,849/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,074/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,053/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,056/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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
1,503Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
19%
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
98%
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
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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

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Lawrence has offered me the perfect environment to learn and grow as I work my way into the world. Even as a part of two fairly small departments, Linguistics and Classics, I have learned a lot and felt supported by my professors and my fellow students alike. Most of us seem to share a contagious enthusiasm for learning and exploring, whether in the classroom or at a concert or just sitting around in the dining hall and chatting. Throughout campus, students are known for their "busy culture"; they are determined to find more to get involved in or accomplish. This can sometimes create a stressful or even competitive environment. However, both students and faculty members are doing their best to promote balance and ensure that this busy-ness doesn't reach unhealthy levels, and I have felt a campus-wide camaraderie and concern for the whole community's well-being.
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Lawrence is my home. Sometimes home is not your favorite place at times, but it always has that special place in your heart. Lawrence has been there for me whenever I need it, professors are there when I need academic support, friends are there to keep things interesting and fun, organizations are there to keep me involved, and the food isn't half bad either! I wouldn't trade my Lawrence education for anything in the world.
I love Lawrence University. At LU I am never just a random student in a class of over 100. All of my professors care about my success and growth. As an undergrad Music education student I get more opportunities to teach AND perform than I would at any other college or university. While the student body is considerably small, the positives far outweigh the negatives in my experience. Lawrence is an amazing place of inclusion as well. I feel as though my identity as well as my fellow students’ is respected and celebrated. This is so important to me. Lawrence cares about who I am, what I want to do and become, and how they’re going to help me get there.