Lawrence University

Appleton, WI, USA
4.10 Average Rating

Lawrence University is a liberal arts college and a conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin. On a bluff that overlooks the Fox River, the main campus is only one of three locations Lawrence University maintains. The 441-acre Bjorklunden campus is on the shores of Lake Michigan two hours northeast, while the London Centre is across the sea in Bloomsbury, making it a popular choice for study abroad. Lawrence offers 42 academic majors, as well as four areas of study through the Conservatory of Music: Performance, Education, Theory, and Composition, all of which require auditions for acceptance. All Lawrentians are enrolled in Freshman Studies, an introduction to liberal arts through great works of literature, art, and more that has been a cornerstone of the curriculum at Lawrence for 70 years.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. October 31, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other November 1, 2018 December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
57%
Submitting ACT
28%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1343
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,467
Total Number of Undergrads
1,467
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
80%
20-39 Students
15%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,117
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$47,475
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$47,475
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,341
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
95%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,643
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,114
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,046

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,141
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,950
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
130
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
94%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Midwest Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Oshkosh
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
Lawrence is a wonderful, welcoming community with a variety of great programs and some extremely special professors. Winter can get pretty long at times, but there's lots to do if you can navigate the cold and get involved in activities. The best part is the spread of people: you get hugely talented musicians, athletes, and people majoring in everything from English to Biochem to Russian.
Stephanie from Seattle, WA
A truly inspirational institution with dedicated professors and eccentric people that are dedicated to learning.
Alexander from Northbrook, IL
Lawrence is a small, liberal arts university in Appleton, WI. It is a residential campus, so there is a large sense of community. Everyone is unique, and Lawrence is very accepting of that.
Anonymous
LU is a society which accepts a wide variety of people from all over the world.
Valerie from Appleton, WI
LU is a tight-knit community. Academics come first for everyone. There's still plenty of room to have fun, though!
Molly from WI
Lawrence is a great place that suffers, like most other small liberal arts colleges, from an inflated sense of importance. That said, there are great people here in both the student body and the faculty. One thing that makes it stand out is its commitment to never make students feel like a cog in a machine.
English major

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