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Lawrence University

Quick Facts

Financial aid
More than 99% of freshmen qualify for financial aid; 98% of all students receive financial aid
Student/faculty ratio

Lawrence University—home to a world-class liberal arts college and a Conservatory of Music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education—believes that college should not be a one-size-fits-all experience. Lawrence offers one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in the country at 9:1 with an average class size of just 15 students. Lawrence teaches an extraordinary number of individualized courses—honors projects, tutorials, studio lessons—with one student working with the guidance of one professor. Of the more than 2,000 courses Lawrence teaches each year, nearly two-thirds have a total enrollment of one. Within six months after graduation, 73% of students are employed, 22% are in graduate school, and 4% are traveling, in the military, or pursuing service work. That’s the power of engaged learning.



Lawrence teaches an extraordinary number of individualized courses—honors projects, tutorials, studio lessons—with one student working with the guidance of one professor. Of the more than 2,000 courses Lawrence teaches each year, nearly two-thirds have a total enrollment of one. By the time they graduate, 90 percent of our students will have at least one 1-to-1 class. That’s the power of engaged learning.


Enrollment: 1,500
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1


Admission requirements

At least 20 academic units of study in high school. For admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a completed Common Application, high school transcript, and application fee; for admission to the Conservatory of Music, all of the above, plus an audition and supplemental music forms. Lawrence does not require the ACT or SAT for admission or scholarships; students may submit scores if they wish.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Substantial credit is awarded to students with scores of 4 or 5. Lawrence awards substantial credit to students with scores of 5 or higher on all exams in the course of achieving an IB diploma. Students who score below 5 on any examination, but who complete the IB diploma, may receive whole or partial course credit for each grade of 5 or higher on higher- or subsidiary-level exams. Students who complete an individual course in the IB program, but who are not diploma candidates, will receive credit for each grade of 5 or higher on higher-level exams. (Credits awarded only for those IB courses for which Lawrence offers a similar course.)


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor Arts/Bachelor of Music (5-year double degree)


In 2015-16, more than 99% of freshmen qualified for merit- and/or needbased aid, and their average package exceeded $36,000.
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 98% 
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Undergraduate Admissions at 920.832.6500 or

FAFSA Code: 003856

Tuition and fees: $44,844
Room and board: $9,654


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, hockey, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor)

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball

Intramural sports offered


Mr. Mark Burstein

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