A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  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

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Lawrence University

Cost

Net Price
$27,707/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,582/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,168/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,278/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,545/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,207/ year

Academics

Professors
A
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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,473Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly, nice, smart and quirky
    58%
  • Kind, and unbelievably Smart
    23%
  • Pretentious mixed with very quirky
    12%
  • Pretentious
    8%

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.53 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    50%
  • Supportive
    33%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Multifaceted
    8%

After Lawrence University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
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

Lawrence University Reviews

641 reviews
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I like the help a student can receive from professors because of Lawrence University's low student to teacher ratio. The conservatory really is a hidden jewel of the music world, with the quality of musicianship only limited by how much work a student invests. I do believe there could be more diversity in professors and faculty, but these needs have been voiced and at least some in the administration have listened to them. I have heard of problems related to the school's administration, and I know that offices like campus life and financial aid can be difficult to deal with. I believe however that this is more than counterbalanced by a supportive and receptive student body and faculty.
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Sports here are not that big. We have lots of teams, but I think people play more for the love of the game than anything else. Many of our teams do really well. Intramural sorts are really fun here, and a lot of people participate! There are also fun club sports like rowing and sailing.
Lawrence University like any other university has it's flaws and accomplishments. Whether or not I would return to this university is a great question. I have never really thought about if the chance arouse if I would leave the university or not. I have had a lot of amazing experiences on the Lawrence campus and a lot of moments where I felt like I was at war with the administration and those in positions to help students. However, I'll like to focus on the good times if you will. I volunteer at the local elementary school working with students individually and sometimes in large groups. This past term, during a practicum I had the pleasure of teaching a third grader, the multiples of ten. I was so filled with joy that I had taught someone something that they would use for the rest of there educational career that I jumped up in excitement. I guess moments like those when I see the difference that I will make in my future as a educator, makes me consider Lawrence as a great institution, because I got connected with this elementary school through the university.