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Lawrence University

Appleton, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

711 E Boldt Way Spc 22

Appleton, WI 54911-5699

www.lawrence.edu

Admission Office

711 East Boldt Way SPC 29

Appleton, WI 54911-5699

(920) 832-6500

Fax : (920) 832-6782

admissions@lawrence.edu

Contact : Mary Beth Petrie

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

college of music

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1398

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 15

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 79.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,445

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 386

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 94.0%

Average financial aid package : $45,058.00

In-State Tuition : $50,958.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $50,958.00

School Calendar

Trimester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 15

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : --

College will notify student of early action admission by : --

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 1

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : Jan 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Nov 1

College will notify student : Jan 15

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Jun 30

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Mar 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Apr 1

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Trimester

Student-faculty ratio : 8 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 79.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 87.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Visual and Performing Arts : 23.0%
Social Sciences : 15.0%
Biology : 14.0%
English : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Foreign Languages and Literature : 6.0%
Physical Sciences : 6.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Chinese Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Russian Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Neuroscience B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Music Teacher Education B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Linguistics B
Russian Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science, General B
International/Globalization Studies B
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music Performance, General B
Music Theory and Composition B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

354 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : laser physics laboratory, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, physics/computational graphics laboratory, Lake Michigan shoreline retreat center

Geographic Location : 200 miles from Chicago, IL, 100 miles from Milwaukee, 30 miles from Green Bay.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,445

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 386

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,425

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 25.0%

Out of state students : 75.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

White : 61.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 12.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Lawrence University has an established honor code: “No Lawrence student will unfairly advance their own academic performance or in any way limit or impede the academic pursuits of other students of the Lawrence community”. The Lawrence Honor Code is a great privilege and responsibility. Faculty trusts that students will do honest academic work, and this trust brings privileges such as unproctored or take-home exams.

9.0% Men who Join Fraternities

13.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Lawrentian

Student Newspaper URL : www.lawrentian.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 95.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Vikings

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Chaplain/spiritual director

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Fencing

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Golf

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Triathlon

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : Pickleball


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 3,463

Admitted : 2,150

Enrolled : 386

Somewhat selective 62.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 49

Admitted early admission : 35

Applied early action : 1,192

Admitted early action : 1,026

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 145

Number accepting place : 41

Accepted from list : 7



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Important

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Standardized Test Scores

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Testing optional, with this exception: An official TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT report is required for all international students whose native language is not English, or whose previous instruction was not in English for a substantial portion of their education

A note from the college

Strength of curriculum, school achievement record most important. Recommendations, out-of-class activities, test scores considered. Music applicants judged on musicianship, teacher's recommendations and academic ability.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 39.0%

Top Quarter : 77.0%

Top Half : 98.0%

Bottom Half : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 22.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 13.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 10.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 30.0%

600 - 699 : 47.0%

500 - 599 : 21.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 37.0%

600 - 699 : 41.0%

500 - 599 : 20.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 40.0%

24 - 29 : 44.0%

18 - 23 : 15.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 24.0%

24 - 29 : 55.0%

18 - 23 : 17.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 49.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 13.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Lawrence will give 6 units in the appropriate discipline for a score of 4 or 5 on an advanced placement examination, except for multiple examinations with substantial shared material, for which the credit granted may be limited to 6 units. Individual departments may decide to award additional credit.Credit awarded for advanced-placement examinations may be used to fulfill the competency and diversity General Education Requirements as appropriate. Such credit may not be applied to distribution requirements.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

2

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 36.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 51.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

600 - 730

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 700

ACT Composite

25 - 32


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

6

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

6

--

All

Art History

4

6

--

All

Biology

4

6*

--

All

Calculus AB

1

--

MATH 120 or 140

All

3

--

MATH 140 or 150

All

4

6

MATH 150

All

5

6*

MATH 150

All

Calculus BC

1

--

MATH 120 or 140 with CALC AB subscore 1 or 2 OR MATH 140 or 150 with CALC AB subscore 3

All

3

--

MATH 150 with CALC AB subscore of 4 or 5

All

4

6*

--

All

5

6*

--

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

1

--

MATH 120 or 140

All

3

--

MATH 140 or 150

All

4

6*

--

All

Chemistry

4

6

CHEM 116

All

5

6*

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

6*

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

6

--

All

Computer Science A

4

6

--

All

Computer Science Principles

4

6

--

All

Drawing

4

6

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

6

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

6*

--

All

Environmental Science

4

6

--

All

European History

4

6*

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

6*

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

6*

--

All

Human Geography

4

6*

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

6*

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

6*

--

All

Latin

3

--

--

All

4

6

--

All

5

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

6*

--

All

Microeconomics

4

6

--

All

5

6

ECON 100

All

Music Theory

4

6*

--

All

Physics 1

4

6

--

All

Physics 2

4

6

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

6*

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

6*

--

All

Psychology

4

6

PSYC 100

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

6

SPAN 320

All

Statistics

4

6

MATH 107

All

United States Government and Politics

4

6

--

All

United States History

4

6

--

All

World History: Modern

4

6

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 86.0%

% of loans / jobs : 14.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 74.0%

% Judged to have need : 84.0%

% that were offered aid : 84.0%

% that had need fully met : 50.0%

% of need met : 94.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $45,058.00

Avg non need-based aid : $27,671.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $38,805.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,181.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $28,828.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Nov 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Jan 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Ryan Gebler

Financial aid office phone : (920) 832-6583

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Other: Federal Tax Returns and W-2 forms for parents and students

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships range from $5,000 to $23,000 per year.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$50,958.00

$50,958.00

$50,958.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$50,958.00

$50,958.00

$50,958.00

Room and board:

$10,977.00

$7,809.00

$2,649.00

Books and supplies:

$900.00

$900.00

$900.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$975.00

$2,325.00

$975.00

Transportation expenses:

$450.00

$1,461.00

$1,461.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$64,260.00

$63,453.00

$56,943.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$64,260.00

$63,453.00

$56,943.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.75

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1.75

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 108

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 108

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 108

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 83

Transfers admitted percentage: 40.0%

Transfers admitted: 34

Transfers enrolled percentage: 22.0%

Transfers enrolled: 19

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

High school and college curriculum and achievement most important, with heavy emphasis on college record. High school transcript required if out of high school less than one year.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $50,958.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,977.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,809.00

Additional estimated expenses: $1,500.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $5,237,783.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 174

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 100

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students