Lawrence University is a private, nonprofit school in an small town setting in Appleton, Wisconsin. Lawrence University was founded in 1847 and now enrolls around 1,432 students a year, including 1,432 undergrads.
Lawrence University offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..
Lawrence University's endowment was valued at $339.831 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Lawrence University spends about $18,146. There are 8 Lawrence University undergrads for each full-time professor.
|2021 Lawrence University Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||69%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||71%|
|Mean ACT score||29|
|Mean SAT score||1315|
The deadline to apply regular decision to Lawrence University for Fall 2022 is January 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.
Lawrence University offers early decision and early action.
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The deadline to apply early to Lawrence University is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
71% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Lawrence University.
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It is very difficult to get into Lawrence University. Lawrence University admitted 69% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,028 applications received in 2021, 2,087 students were offered admission.
Lawrence University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Lawrence University is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lawrence University, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||audition for music majors|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1315. The mean ACT score for Lawrence University students is 29.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lawrence University.
Lawrence University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 45% submitted the SAT. 47% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Lawrence University provides on-campus housing for students.
Lawrence University students are active in the school's Gaming, Dance and Lawrence International. Activities Fair, Winter Carnival, and and LU-Aroo are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lawrence University.
Lawrence University meets 95.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $47,626 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
About 87% of students who start at Lawrence University return the next year. Out of the 380 students who started at Lawrence University as first-time freshman, 239 graduate within four years.
Lawrence University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 79%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 76% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,489 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Lawrence University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lawrence University a good school for you?
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Lawrence University is located in the small town setting of Appleton, Wisconsin.
If you want to see Lawrence University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 41 to Appleton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Appleton International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lawrence University and Appleton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lawrence University is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lawrence University is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lawrence University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Lawrence University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1400 and Above
1210 to 1400
1210 and Less
The median SAT score for Lawrence University students is 1315. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lawrence University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1210 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1210 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lawrence University.
Wondering what life at Lawrence University is like? There are approximately 1,432 students enrolled at Lawrence University. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 24% percent are from WI and 76% percent of students are from other states.
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