Lawrence University

A Lawrence education is characterized by engaged learning. With class sizes averaging only 15 students, our 8:1 faculty-to-student ratio allows you to actively participate in challenging and meaningful learning experiences with your professors and peers.


Engaged Learning

A Lawrence education is characterized by engaged learning. With class sizes averaging only 15 students, our 8:1 faculty-to-student ratio allows you to actively participate in challenging and meaningful learning experiences with your professors and peers.

As evidenced by 99% of Lawrence graduates securing employment or admission into graduate, medical or law school up graduation, you will develop the skills needed to adapt and succeed in life after Lawrence.

Lawrence students are academically, socially, culturally and economically diverse. They are intelligent, friendly and they thrive on collaboration. With 12% of our 1,500 undergraduates coming from more than 38 countries beyond the U.S., our warm and welcoming community is of the most internationally diverse in the country. Offering 50+ study abroad programs, a campus in London, and a powerful alumni network spanning six continents, Lawrence prepares graduates to be globally engaged citizens.

Your Educational Journey of Transformation

At Lawrence University, we believe that you have something great to offer the world, and we want to help support you through your own unique educational journey.

First-Year Studies

Few colleges have a first-year requirement like First-Year Studies, a one-term introduction to the liberal arts and sciences. You will be part of a powerful intellectual tradition as you grapple with works united by a common theme, from ancient plays and medieval paintings to current graphic novels and modern jazz albums.

Senior Experience

The culmination of your time at Lawrence is the Chandler Senior Experience, when you will create your own original work. Working one-on-one with a faculty member, you can design an independent project such as research, a field experience, an exhibition, or a performance. Grants are available, so dream big!

Career Communities

You will graduate from Lawrence connected to a global support network. Our Career Services team will work with you from your very first year at Lawrence to begin building your professional network! 

Residential Community

Lawrence is a residential university by design. We believe that the best environment for a liberal arts education is a small residential community with abundant opportunities for personal interaction outside of the classroom. Most of our students live in student housing on our beautiful river-front campus. 

Appleton, Wisconsin: A welcoming and safe home

Lawrence's picturesque campus is nestled on the banks of the Fox River. The greater Appleton area is big enough to find plenty of options that you will find in much larger cities but small enough to be safe and engaging without being overwhelming. Lawrence campus is walking distance from vibrant downtown Appleton!

Additionally, you can fly here! Lawrence is located 315 km north of Chicago, Illinois. Appleton's international airport (ATW), serving Delta, United, Allegiant, and American Airlines, is just 10 km from campus and offers direct flights to major U.S. cities such as New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and more!

Conservatory of Music

Lawrence's Conservatory of Music is a vibrant community of musicians and scholars where students can choose from participating in 10 major ensembles, 5 world music ensembles, and dozens of chamber groups as a music major or as a non-music-major! The integration of our conservatory and liberal arts college is specifically designed to help students achieve their musical and academic dreams.


Lawrence Athletics is comprised of 24 intercollegiate sports with experienced coaches and athletic trainers who support our student-athletes in and out of season. Our Division III varsity athletes compete at a high intercollegiate level while still fully engaging in academic and extracurricular opportunities like study abroad, internships, and student clubs. Go Vikings!

Supporting Your Success

There are a number of resources Lawrence offers to ensure our international students will thrive and succeed at Lawrence and after graduation. 

International Student Services

The office of International Student Services (ISS) provides visa assistance, airport pick-ups, English as a Second Language (ESL) support, student programming, and much more!

Center for Academic Success

The CAS offers English as Second Language support, such as tutoring, courses, individual consultations and self-study.

Summer Institute

Summer Institute (SI) is a three week programt hat helps students develop a community of friends and supporters, confidence to thrive at Lawrence, and experience the Lawrence college classroom before you start the Fall term. 

International House

The International House (I-House) serves as a comfortable, welcoming home away from home. In the afternoons and evenings, students study or lounge on the comfortable chairs and couches, cook group dinners in the kitchen or visit the ISS, conveniently located in the I-House! 

Friendship Families

The Friendship Family program allows students to get off campus and share their culture with an American family, while simultaneously experiencing typical American family family life, traditions, and culture! 

Pathway Program

Our Pathway Program is an nnovative program that ensures a successful transition from high school in another language into English-based coursework in a university. 


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Business, Liberal Arts, Natural Science

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  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

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    Small/College town
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    Residence Hall
  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80+, IELTS: Band 6.5+, Duolingo: 100+

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