Website: www.lawrence.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,472
Undergraduate
Students
(53.5%) 787 Women
(46.5%) 685 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,502 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
600-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,166
Tuition and Fees
$49,122
Room and Board
$10,719
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$43,087
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,136
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
173
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Appleton Population
73,596
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
13.1% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
711 East Boldt Way
City, State, Zip
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone
(920) 832-6500
Fax
(920) 832-6606
E-mail
admissions@lawrence.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
Rolling, November 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1, December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Rolling
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 25

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,502 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 1,742 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,760 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
353 (16%) of 2,188 admitted students enrolled
Women
201 (18%) of 1,139 admitted students enrolled
Men
199 (19%) of 1,049 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
83% of 24 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
85% of 1,241 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
87
Students Accepting Wait List Position
23
Students Admitted From Wait List
3

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.46
3.75 and Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
37%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
21%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
670 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
21%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
42%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 69%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,166
Tuition and Fees
$49,122
Room and Board
$10,719
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,425
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003856
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
316 (85.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
261 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
261 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
148 (59.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$43,087
Need-Based Gift
Received by 257 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,106
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 197 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,115
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
131 (30.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,419

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,009 (71.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
860 (85.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
853 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
369 (47.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$41,150
Need-Based Gift
Received by 852 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,245
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 624 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,021
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
511 (36.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,806

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,136
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private Education Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Trimester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, Occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis Law with Marquette University
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
173
Part-Time Faculty
31
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
77%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
843,392
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Appleton Population
73,596
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
88 acres

Weather

Temperature
5.8 average low in January, 75.5 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Appleton
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
6%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
evening patrols by trained security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Football     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Football    
Ice Hockey    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Fencing x  
Football x  
Ice Hockey x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
crew, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, skiing (downhill), soccer, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, gaming, dance, lawrence international, outdoor recreation club, sustainable lawrence university gardens (slug)
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,472
Women
787 (53.5%)
Men
685 (46.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,420
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
13.1% from 37 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
79%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
80.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Average Starting Salary
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Law 2%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 18%
Medicine 1%

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