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.
Appleton, WI 54912-0599
Fax: (920) 832-6782
Contact: Steven Syverson
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Appleton, WI 54912-0599
Total undergrads: 1,503
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 382
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,452
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Percent applicants admitted: 59%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Chinese Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Music Teacher Education B
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Foreign Language & Literature
History – General B
Mathematics – General B
Cognitive Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B
Philosophy & Religion
Psychology – General B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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