Lawrence University

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Lawrence University is a coeducational undergraduate liberal arts college located in Appleton, Wisconsin. It was a founded in 1847 and was the second college in the nation to admit both men and women. It is among just a handful of colleges that offers a curriculum based on the Great Books Program, a group of 100 texts that constitute the foundation of Western literary culture.

Lawrence is situated on a 85-acre campus in the downtown sector of Appleton and is one of the few college campuses in the nation to be divided in half by a major river (Fox River). In addition to its main campus Lawrence University also owns a 400-acre estated it uses to host seminars, performances, retreats and special events.

Lawrence oeprates according to trimester system which divides the academic year in three terms. The academic year begins in September and ends in June. The institution offers undergraduate bachelor of arts degrees in various fields of study (e.g. engineering, busines, health sciences, foreign language, etc.) and is particularly well know for its music programs.

The university has a total annual enrollment of roughly 1,500 students and a full-time faculty and staff of 140 to 160. The student-to-faculty ratio at Lawrence is about 9 to 1.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 599

Appleton, WI 54912-0599

(920) 832-6500

(800) 227-0982

Fax: (920) 832-6782

Contact: Steven Syverson

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

Box 599

Appleton, WI 54912-0599

(920) 832-7000

Total undergrads: 1,503

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 382

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,452


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Chinese Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Japanese B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Cognitive Science B
Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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