Lawrence University

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School Overview

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

www.lawrence.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,503

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 382

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,452

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

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

Education

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

History – General B

Mathematics

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

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.

Lawrence University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(920) 832-7000
Website:www.lawrence.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.lawrence.edu/admissions/apply
Address:College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,528
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:1,528 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$44,844
Out-of-state Tuition:$44,844
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$26,043

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Lawrence University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lawrence University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Education1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics7
History1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies4
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total38

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lawrence University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,844
Out-of-state$44,844
Books and supplies$900

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid39299%
Grant or scholarship aid39299%$26,043
Student loan aid20652%$7,174

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,49696%$26,413
Federal student loans90758%$7,107

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lawrence University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lawrence University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,5791,6101,969
Percent admitted100%59%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%12%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lawrence University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,528
Undergraduate enrollment1,528
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lawrence University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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