Lawrence University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Lawrence University
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Lawrence University Admissions Overview:

Lawrence University is generally accessible, with an acceptance rate of 63%. Students with good grades and a strong application have a decent chance of being admitted. Students applying to Lawrence can use the Common Application, which can save them time and energy. Required supplements include official high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. SAT and/or ACT scores are not required.

Admissions Data (2016):

Lawrence University Description:

Lawrence is a private 4-year college located on an 84-acre campus in Appleton, Wisconsin, along the Fox River. The school is made up of a liberal arts college and a conservatory of music. Lawrence University's impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio allows students to receive lots of personal attention. In fact, nearly 90% of Lawrence students have one-on-one instruction by the time they graduate. Students can choose from 44 majors, and the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Students can also choose from 44 international programs.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,528 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,844
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,654
  • Other Expenses: $1,425
  • Total Cost: $56,823

Lawrence University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,043
    • Loans: $7,174

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, English, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Swimming, Golf, Fencing, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Fencing, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and the Lawrence University website

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