Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI, USA

Reviews

Lawrence Technological University
3.84 Average Rating

Caitlin from Pinckney, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
Classes are small so it's easy to have professors explain and answer questions. Professors definitely know what they are talking about and really have a passion to share what they know.
Am enjoying being here
There's a lot to do and I'm meeting many new people. It's nice because again it's small so I know people while walking any where on campus. There's many student events and things to attend.
Bang for the buck
Being private it's expensive but I think you're definitely going to get what you came for. You'll be very knowledgeable in your field.
Tips for prospective students
Visit campus and visit Discovery days.
Great for these types of students
Students looking for small classes, small campus, and passionate teachers.
Sign in to rate & review

Christopher from Taylor, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
The smaller class size is helping me get the attention I need to learn.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is so nice here.
Bang for the buck
Little Expensive but well worth it.
Sign in to rate & review

Angela from Southfield, MI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lawrence Technological University is an exceptional educational institution with several colleges that are in high demand. Not only is this university plentiful in its resources, it provides students with a variety of networking options, such as internships. Lawrence Tech is an excellent university that breeds well-rounded leaders.
Tips for prospective students
Perhaps the most helpful tip would be to secure financial aid options before enrolling in courses. Lawrence Tech is a private institution in which funds are limited and stakes are high.
Academic Rigor
Lawrence Tech is high-spirited and the students realize that the economy is a competitive one. Students need not be reminded that the opportunities bestowed upon them are priceless and one of a kind. Instructors are very knowledgable and resources are readily available. Students being challenged can always find support.
Dorm Life
Because Lawrence Tech is a small university, dorms are limited. However, the students residing in the dorms are comforting and welcoming, and there is a great sense of community among them.
Food and Dining
Because of Lawrence Tech's size, food variety is limited and restricted. The cafeteria is small and there are only 2 other alternatives on campus. However, other dining locations are within walking distance of the campus.
What to do for fun
Lawrence Tech is small, but it has a big heart. Student Life constantly takes suggestions and coordinates gatherings for students at different locations. There are events every month at Lawrence Tech.
Bang for the buck
Not only is Lawrence Tech well equipped, it has endless affiliations job placement opportunities. It does not just abandon graduates in the real world; it creates opportunities for them and opens doors with its prestigious reputation.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The most unusual location on campus is the plot in front of the behind the Engineering building. The architects have divided the walkway and the boulders along the path in half and planted smoke generators within them to create an impressive effect.
Great for these types of students
Lawrence Tech is great for students who wish to avoid distractions. Education is the top priority at this university and all other dealings fall second.
Clubs and Activities
The school spirit is explosive for such a small university. Although clubs and groups are never usually capacious is size, they are always voluminous in spirit and vivacious at every event.
Greek Life
Greek Life is effectively represented within the student center, where different Greek affiliations share plots and displays that showcase the history of their organizations.
Campus Safety
Campus officers are always patrolling Lawrence Tech's grounds and 24 hour assistance is available for any reason. They are always visible and they always have reliable transportation.
Sign in to rate & review

Katherine from Oak Lawn, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
LTU is a great school that gets the students involved in the designing process from freshman year. They take great pride in their classes and have very well trained professors. Also, It was a relief to find that my professors and classmates became more of a family then just acquaintances.
Tips for prospective students
Do not procrastinate, it only stresses you out more and you won't be satisfied with the final outcome of your project. Also, rely on your classmates for help because they can always add a new perspective to your project.
Academic Rigor
The LTU name alone, in itself, were some reasons for why I got job interviews.
Dorm Life
I had a blast living in the apartment style dorms. We had our own bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.
Food and Dining
Because we had our own kitchens, I did not eat at school very often.
What to do for fun
For fun we would play Frisbee golf on campus and join design competitions.
Bang for the buck
Overall, LTU was a great experience.
Great for these types of students
It is great for out going students. However, because you spend so much time in the classroom, you are somewhat forced to become more of family with your classmates.
Campus Safety
Always there...
Sign in to rate & review

Samantha from Davison, MI

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
So far, LTU has been amazing to me as an individual student; the faculty are very personable and inviting. Thought the tuition is intimidating, I've found that it is well worth its money; putting theory and practice together and making practicality and assertiveness a priority in its students. LTU gives several opportunities for success and progression to its students, anywhere from camps to student bodies for support.
Tips for prospective students
Stay active: join ConnectBlue, sororities, and other friendly connections. Keep up to date with your LTU email, the faculty is excellent with keeping students informed and up to date through that mode of communication.
Academic Rigor
From what I've been told, LTU is one of the best schools for architecture in the United States, and the course is extremely rigorous and dictates the rest of your schedule. Even the Dean of Architecture mentioned how he almost dropped the course several times, but is extremely glad he didn't, because it's worth it!
Dorm Life
The dorms are like apartments! They are huge, clean, homey, and safe. I love them, and have already made it my home; with such a large amount of space, it teaches you to be more independent and responsible than you would be in a regular one-roomed dorm.
Food and Dining
The Meal Plans LTU grants us using Devil Dollars and scheduled meals is a great way to make sure that the students are well fed and taken care of, as for the rest of our meals, we have plenty of options to choose from, whether it's with using out Blue Devil Dollars, cooking our own meals, or spending some cash at a local restaurant.
What to do for fun
In the dorms, there is a wreck area for students to hangout, and there's so many activities set up, whether they are club sports or regular clubs, student bodies or sororities, LTU will always keep you busy.
Bang for the buck
I've had to take out a lot of money for loans, but the education I'm receiving is priceless, and with the reputation of LTU, I'm hoping for a job soon after graduation that will illuminate LTU's education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
At Homecoming, LTU always makes sure to have Fun! Last year, LTU had Vanilla Ice and 3OH!3 playing at a concert, this year we're hoping to have LMFAO. Quirky things like throwing other university shirts in a bonfire and replacing them with LTU shirts is fun and rushing!
Great for these types of students
LTU is great for hardworking, devoted, and passionate students who plan on staying busy and creating fun and memories in a safe and positive way!
Sign in to rate & review

Melvena from Chicago, IL

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lawrence Tech is a good University for students who want to have the whole college experience. Their programs consist of many classes to focus towards your degree, but there are other, core courses, that help students get a well-rounded education. Remember: Possible is Everything.
Tips for prospective students
It would greatly help you to know what specific field you wish to enter before applying. Although, the counselors are more than willing to help you find your way, knowing what you desire to major in will prevent future headaches.
Academic Rigor
Student success is the number one priority at Lawrence Tech. Each academic program the university offers is designed to give the student a well-rounded education, and, unlike a trade school, does not focus on just one aspect of the student's desired major. There are several core classes that each student must take, regardless of their field of study, which are designed to help prepare the student for high achievement in the workplace.
Dorm Life
Lawrence Tech has 2, soon to be 3, dorms on campus. Both dorms are set-up in an apartment style, and contain personal kitchens and bathroom for the residents. The first housing unit, which is located across the street, is South Housing. Though the rooms are much smaller compared to North, its close designation of rooms provide many opportunities to get to know your fellow residence. North Housing is very different from South, when taking in the overall size of the rooms. The placement of rooms isn't as intimate as South's, both the residence have more than enough, comfortable, living space.
Food and Dining
Despite popular belief, the campus food is tolerable and, in many cases, very satisfying. By having meal plan, or paying upfront, you can eat in the Buffet-style cafeteria for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Purchases can also be made by using University currency; 'Devil Dollars'. With those,you can buy delicious bagels from Einstein's, or a quick snack from the POD.
What to do for fun
If you're willing to participate, the Student Affairs committee works tirelessly year-round to come up with many great activities and events for students on and off campus.
Bang for the buck
You get exactly what you pay for at Lawrence Tech; a more than worthwhile college experience with great focus on academic prosperity, and endless possibilities, tasteful, for fun both on and off campus.
Great for these types of students
Lawrence Tech is a university that is known for it's focus on Architecture and Engineering. However, it offers a wide variety of programs that can, just about, suit anyone's needs. The location is perfect for someone who doesn't want to be in the focus of a noisy city, but also doesn't want to be in the middle of a farmland.
Clubs and Activities
From Anime club, to the university's own pep-band, there are numerous clubs and organizations for just about anyone.
Greek Life
There are a total of 8 Greek organizations on campus; 5 fraternities and 3 sororities. Each have their own agenda and set of rules, however, they all host various different events on campus, which anyone can participate in.
Campus Safety
Campus security patrols around 24/7, keeping a look out for any strange characters, or reckless behavior. Each dormitory is secure with an official ID card lock for both the front, and back doors.
Sign in to rate & review

Jamie from Bronx, NY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Lawrence Tech University is what us students call a community. Everyone knows everyone because the campus is so small but that does not mean it is a bad thing. The small campus gives a feel of comfort and opportunities of building stronger relationships.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be shy, it is not high school anymore. Be yourself and you will find your way easily.
Academic Rigor
You will learn from even those teachers you did not expect to learn from.
Dorm Life
Small campus, social dorm.
Food and Dining
You learn to do with what you got.
What to do for fun
Activities every week, organizations and Greek-life.
Sign in to rate & review

Maximillian from Southfield, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
This is a great school for those who are passionate about really learning and seeing progress in technological research happen. Many classes are hands on and will require you to fabricate items already in your first year, which allows you to gain experience. The relatively small size of the university student body and campus will also let you make new friends very easily as you will all get to know each other well.
Tips for prospective students
You may be disappointed if you are looking for a football team or swim team here at Lawrence Tech. However, we do have a bowling, soccer, basketball, and basketball team. There is also a free access gym which has all the equipment you could ever need as well as racquetball and squash courts and an indoor track for runners.
Academic Rigor
Academics are great here for those who like small class sizes (think under 30) and who would like to actually get to know their teachers and be recognized for good work. However, be careful of which professors you pick here at the university, as two professors will teach the same class extremely differently. One example is my Introduction to Engineering class. While I had purely practical classes where we were expected to design and fabricate models, my friend had the same class with a different professor who only lectured.
Dorm Life
There are two 'dorms' here at Lawrence Tech; North and South. I saw 'dorms' because the rooms are very spacious and are basically apartments for 2- 4 people, where as the rooms in other universities will have 6-8 students in the same area (Michigan State for example which I visited). There is a small gap between the quality of North versus South. North has a dish and clothes washer and a dryer included in the room's floor plan where as south doesn't have a dishwasher and has a set of washers and dryers for each floor. I would recommend staying in both though. In terms of noise and friendliness, North has less noise, but in South you will get to know people faster because of the semi open door policy.
Food and Dining
Pretty good food. The dining facility on campus is Joking known as The FoC because it is called Real Food on Campus. This leads to some jokes, but really the food quality and service hours are pretty good. The basics are all provided for minus breakfast which was removed this year because hardly anyone has early morning classes anymore. but during the week it is open till 9pm.
What to do for fun
There are events every Thursday for students to get together and have some free popcorn or pizza and see entertainers or movies in the larger auditoriums. We've had some famous individuals come and visit who have been on TV and won competitions. There are billiard tables for use, ping pong and DVD free to check out at the housing desks. But we're about 20-30 minutes from any major clubs or discos, if that is what you are looking for. Otherwise, there are parties throughout the year.
Bang for the buck
This will vary extremely from person to person as it depends on your academic performance, personal financial abilities and other factors. However, I have come away debt free because I received a great scholarship from the school for having performed well in high school. If you have a 3.5 or above GPA and an 1800 SAT expect no less than $13,000 in financial aid from the university. Lawrence Tech is in the top 50 engineering schools in the country and is known in the working world as a prestigious place to have gone.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There aren't many unusual things here at Lawrence. There is a rock which constantly gets repainted by everyone, and there are really odd pieces of art decorating the campus. Otherwise it is very normal around here.
Great for these types of students
The school is great for academic students as well as sports students. But the school focus is definitely in the classroom and not out on the field. So if you are interested in learning, this is the place for you.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs and activities on campus, from clubs that build cars and race to ones that build entire houses. If you are just looking for support groups there are a lot of those here as well.
Greek Life
We have a few major fraternities and sororities but they aren't really useful in any way. They cost a lot of money (around $1000 the first year) and most of them will not help your academics. They are notorious for getting drunk and in trouble.
Campus Safety
Campus security itself is great, there aren't really any problems here, we have some catalytic converters stolen last year and that was it. The people running campus security themselves however, are a joke and last year one of them was arrested for being drunk and attempting to impersonate a police officer. Some of them aren't even high school educated and worry me sometimes. But we're safe around here even though we're in close proximity to the gun crime capitals of America, Detroit and Flint.
Sign in to rate & review

Kid from Westland, MI

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
From what I've seen so far, they really seem to care about the students. They offer a vast amount of guidance to help you transition. I am pretty impressed and excited about attending in the fall.
Tips for prospective students
Don't make the mistakes I did...work hard in high school, keep your grades up and find out what requirements are needed for the ACT and SAT in terms of scores. I didn't get my act together until junior year and I had a lot of catching up to do. Start early because you'll see a lot more benefits at Lawrence
Academic Rigor
The classes are going to be small but very challenging. I was able to sit and talk with a few of my future professors and what I really liked about them is they seemed to care. I understand it will be a transition from high school to college but attending a smaller school is going to make it easier.
Dorm Life
The dorms aren't really dorm rooms, more like apartments. It'll be the most people I've ever lived with but it seems the staff has done all it can to bring the freshman comfortably into the fold by establishing a freshman dorm. Security seems really good.
Food and Dining
We had orientation and registration and were allowed to sample the food...I am going to be very happy there. It was awesome! The meal plans are set up in a way that you can choose the meals you'd like to partake.
What to do for fun
It seems like it's going to be a pretty live campus for such a small one. Lawrence works to build a community and that's not something I've seen at other campuses I've visited. There are things to do also as Lawrence is located near a lot of outside activities.
Campus Safety
If you get in trouble at a private college, they do try and work with you which can save a person from getting something on their record. That is something they stressed at orientation and I talked with a student who was very grateful he was at a private college that worked with him. In his words, it was beyond valuable and changed his life.
Sign in to rate & review

Kristin from Southfield, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The school is a great learning environment for me. I work better in smaller settings so the small class sizes are great. I also love that they have an academic achievement center to help me with all of my academic needs.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure that you have good time management. Although the courses are rigorous they are still manageable. The classes are small so it is easy to get the help you need from professors and tutors.
Dorm Life
I don't live in the dorms right now but they are amazing! They are apartment size and I wish to live there as soon as I can.
What to do for fun
Play soccer!
Clubs and Activities
Although I am only involved in soccer but I love going to all the events held by other clubs.
Greek Life
Greek Life is very exciting especially during rush week.
Campus Safety
Campus security is very efficient. You can always find them around campus.
Sign in to rate & review

Similar Colleges