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Lawrence University is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,496, its setting is city, and the campus size is 84 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Lawrence University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 56. Its tuition and fees are $40,023 (2012-13).
Lawrence University, based in Appleton, Wis., is a liberal arts school with a conservatory of music. About a quarter of the student body completes degrees at the conservatory. Lawrence University is a test-optional university and about a quarter of applicants opt not to submit SAT or ACT scores when they apply. At the university, there are more than 75 student clubs and organizations to check out, as well as Division III sports teams that compete in the NCAA’s Midwest Conference. All students—freshmen through seniors—must live on campus, whether in dorms, suites, quads, or university-owned houses.
The school has another campus on Lake Michigan, known as Björklunden Vid Sjön, where students can travel for retreats and seminars, as well as a center in London. Lawrence University does not offer any graduate degree programs. Notable alumni of Lawrence University include Tom Oreck, president and CEO of vacuum cleaner manufacturing company Oreck Corp., and Terry Moran, coanchor of ABC’s news program Nightline.
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Lawrence offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and combined, five-year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music degrees.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lawrence University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Lawrence University is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.7 percent and an early acceptance rate of 67.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||52.7%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Lawrence University is 8:1, and the school has 74.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lawrence University include: Music; Biology, General; Psychology, General; Political Science and Government; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||60|
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Lawrence University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,496, with a gender distribution of 45.8 percent male students and 54.2 percent female students. At this school, 98.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2.0 percent of students live off campus. Lawrence University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Lawrence University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lawrence 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 University, 19 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lawrence University.
|Students who have cars on campus||19%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Lawrence University, 60.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,207.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$40,023 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,247 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data