Check in with Lawrence University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
|Lawrence University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||40%|
|Mean SAT Score||1315|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||45%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||47%|
Lawrence University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Lawrence University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Lawrence University is 71%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 69%. In 2021, Lawrence University admitted 35 of the 49 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Lawrence University is a very difficult school to get into. Lawrence University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Lawrence University accepted 69% of all applicants, around 2,087 of the 3,028 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Lawrence University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2021, Lawrence University waitlisted 46 students. Of those, 7 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Lawrence University must submit the following items. Double check with Lawrence University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|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||√|
Students admitted to Lawrence University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At Lawrence University 40% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 69% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Lawrence University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||24.46%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.89%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19.89%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.78%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.29%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.54%|
Lawrence University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Lawrence University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 45% of Lawrence University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Lawrence University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1210 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lawrence University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1210, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Lawrence University student is 1315.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lawrence University students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lawrence University students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Lawrence University, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lawrence University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lawrence University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Lawrence University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Lawrence University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Lawrence University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lawrence University.
Does Lawrence University accept transfer credits?
Lawrence University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lawrence University accepts:
Does Lawrence University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Lawrence University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Lawrence University?
No, Lawrence University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Lawrence University's acceptance rate?
Lawrence University's acceptance rate is 69%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lawrence University?
Lawrence University's early decision acceptance rate was 71% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Lawrence University? Lawrence University is a very selective institution. The Lawrence University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.
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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
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Lawrence University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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