Lawrence University
Appleton, WI, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,463
Total Number of Undergrads
1,463
Academic Calendar

Trimester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
78%
20-39 Students
16%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
85%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
81%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
2%
Unknown
3%

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
Some intro courses can be a bit lacking, of course, but you can't really sail through anything, and once you're past the beginning, everything gets much, much tougher - and way more rewarding. 18th Century Literature totally isn't my thing, but it's part of the English Major's requirements, and while I worked harder than I ever had before on a 15-page term paper about a book I didn't like, I still loved the class, thanks to my wonderful professors. There are some amazing, inspiring teachers here who make you love working hard.
Stephanie from Seattle, WA
Lawrence is a difficult school. Much work is expected of students to do outside of class, and many classes require a least a couple hours of work daily in order to do well in the class.
Anonymous
LU is a tough school to keep up with as the weeks go by. This does not mean that it is impossible to pass tough :)
Valerie from Appleton, WI
LU was rated the 18th most rigorous college in the US in 2011, beating out Yale, Princeton, and Stanford. It's tough, but worth it.
Molly from WI
Because we're on the trimester, things move fast. That also means that if you're in a class you don't like, it's over quickly. But it also means that a lot of material gets covered in a shorter period of time (though people will tell you that the professors aren't supposed to put a semester's worth of work into a trimester). Most people thrive in this environment and for those who don't, the teachers are very supportive and flexible.
English major

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