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 Range
ACT 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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 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 27 responses
Report
  • Friendly, nice, smart and quirky
    59%
  • Kind, and unbelievably Smart
    22%
  • Pretentious mixed with very quirky
    11%
  • 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.54 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    48%
  • Supportive
    36%
  • 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
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Lawrence University Reviews

644 reviews
All Categories
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.
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I love Lawrence! From the community to the professors to the food, I do not regret my decision to attend Lawrence. There are always tons of things to do both on and off campus, and the people you will meet will change your life for the better. Every opportunity is open to all students and you can really take your education in any direction you would like.
Lawrence has a unique, close-knit campus community because of its small size and the fact that most students live on campus for their entire time here. The professors are truly exceptional in how they go out of their way to meet with students and encourage them in their individual academic endeavors. At Lawrence, every interest is encouraged and treated as legitimate regardless of whether it is a student's major or something that they want to pursue outside of their academic course. Lawrence has provided me with countless opportunities to grow both academically and socially in an environment where I feel supported but also encouraged to grow independently.