Lawrence Technological University

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21000 W. Ten Mile Road

Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: (248) 204-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Lawrence Technological University is a private institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,065, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 102 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lawrence Technological University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 53. Its tuition and fees are $28,948 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Linking theory and practice with advanced learning technologies, Lawrence Technological University's mission is to provide superior undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning for leadership, professional achievement, and civic excellence. Lawrence Tech has a reputation for rigorous programs. Student projects that apply classroom studies are a hallmark - from solar-powered housing, and other alternative energy initiatives, to a first-of-its-kind $8 million highway bridge reinforced with carbon fiber, to urban design projects that aid the development of neighborhoods and communities. Each Lawrence Tech undergrad receives a customized high end laptop computer included with tuition. Lawrence Tech is Michigan's first wireless laptop campus. New programs and exciting new degrees aim to prepare a new breed of business savvy, globally-aware professionals.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1932
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $26,972,974


When applying to Lawrence Technological University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Lawrence Technological University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 43.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 43.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lawrence Technological University is 11:1, and the school has 77 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lawrence Technological University include: Architecture; Engineering, General; Computer Science; Engineering Technology, General; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 38%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Architecture 31%
Engineering, General 30%
Computer Science 14%
Engineering Technology, General 9%
Business Administration and Management, General 6%

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Student Life

Lawrence Technological University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,065, with a gender distribution of 74.5 percent male students and 25.5 percent female students. At this school, 18 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 4,154
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Lawrence Technological University offers a number of student services including placement service and health insurance. Lawrence Technological University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lawrence Technological University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lawrence Technological University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lawrence Technological University, 66.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,456.

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Tuition and fees $28,948 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,682 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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