Lawrence University (Lawrence)

College Ave, Appleton, WI

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Lawrence University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Appleton, WI, which is a predominantly urban area. Lawrence has a yearly student enrollment of nearly a thousand.

Areas of study offered at Lawrence University include but are not limited to:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • English Language And Literature

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Roughly 50% of all students that applied were admitted at Lawrence University, with 23% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $42,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $4,100 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Lawrence Vikings participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Lawrence University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Lawrence University is around 1,600 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 26% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $43,000-$52,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,600-$1,900 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$27,144
Receiving Student Loans59%$7,015

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Lawrence University may provide student services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 82%, Lawrence University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years69%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1947)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lawrence is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Midwest Conference)
  • Basketball (Midwest Conference)
  • Track and Field (Midwest Conference)
  • Fencing
  • Football (Midwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Lawrence University for official up-to-date information.

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