Lawrence University
Appleton, WI, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
3,612
Students Applied
39%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
39
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
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
Winter transfer
November 1, 2018 December 1, 2018
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
37
57%
Submitting ACT
28%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1343
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
600
75th
730
Reading
25th
620
75th
730
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
32%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
35
Top 25%
69
Top 50%
91

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-227-0982
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
I would recommend visiting campus, taking classes, going to some extracurricular events. Lawrence is not for everyone. Despite its rigorous academics, Lawrence has myriad clubs and various other events one could participate in. Prospective students must realize that academics are only half of the equation, that this is their surrogate home. Be as involved as possible, make friends, create lasting memories.
Alexander from Wausau, WI
Even though this is a fair test school, If you have a good ACT score, It would be of good use to submit it. It'll be one more thing that will make you stand out in a good way. Don't just take other's words for it, take an overnight trip and see the campus for yourself.
Luis from Chicago, IL
Get involved! Find your place, whether it be Swing Dancing, Lawrence International, Habitat for Humanity, Ultimate Frisbee, or LUMOS, our Harry Potter club. Can't choose? Join them all. Everybody's welcoming. Get to know people on your floor. When choosing dorms, go for Ormsby or Plantz - they're the most central, and walking can be brutal in the winter. Go to class, go to your professor's office hours, call their cell number if they give it to you - use every resource you can and get to know your professors!
Stephanie from Seattle, WA
Explore all the opportunities Lawrence has to offer, because there are so many of them!
Alexander from Northbrook, IL
Always be eager to try out new things, trust me, it is very exciting!
Valerie from Appleton, WI
Be yourself!
Ruby from Bellevue, WA
Prospective students should first consider the potential financial strain of attending Lawrence. It's a fantastic school, but the price tag can be hard to swallow. If you can do that and want to know more about student life, stay overnight as a prospective student! It's a great way to meet current students and get a better look at the campus. Pay special attention to the quality of the different dorm buildings - LU is a 4-year residential campus, and not all dorms are created equal.
Molly from WI
It's Wisconsin, and it's cold. It isn't terrible (though this winter - 2014 - has been unusually bad) because it means that you have to be very productive. When there's no incentive to go outside, you're more likely to do your homework inside. Bring layers and something to cover your face, that's the part that is the most uncomfortable when it's exposed.
English major

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