Lawrence University

711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, United States
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Overview of Lawrence University

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,473
    • Men:685 (46.5%)
    • Women:788 (53.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lawrence University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
711 East Boldt Way
City, State, Zip
Appleton, WI  54911
Phone
(920) 832-6500
Fax
(920) 832-6606
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 25

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,612 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 1,902 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 1,710 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
353 (16%) of 2,216 admitted students enrolled
Women
186 (15%) of 1,232 admitted students enrolled
Men
167 (17%) of 984 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.45
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
660 average |600-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
37%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
670 average |620-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
41%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |25-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
47%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
12%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $46,101 (78.86174689520682%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,032 (17.161038694447296%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.5395668685209893%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,425 (2.4376475418248997%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lawrence University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003856
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
300 (85.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
243 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
240 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (59.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$41,820
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 238 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,619
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 193 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,522
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
107 (30.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,151

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,016 (71.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
873 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
861 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
408 (47.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$39,869
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 857 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,921
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 713 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,228
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
515 (36.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,044

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,488
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,100

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Trimester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


174

Part-Time Faculty


40

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


74%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,137,300

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lawrence University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Slavic Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


73,596

Nearest Metropolitan Area


88 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
5.8 average low in January, 75.5 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Appleton
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Appleton
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


94% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


6%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, fencing, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lawrence University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, gaming, dance, lawrence international, outdoor recreation club, sustainable lawrence university gardens (slug)

Sororities


14% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,434

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,473
Women
788
Men
685

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.0% Asian
  • 5.6% Black/African-American
  • 10.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.1% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


11.5% from 37 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources