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 97% 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 50 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 two-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 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! Learn more by visiting our career communities.

Lawrence is among Princeton Review's ranking of Best Impact Schools in the U.S.A.

Lawrence University continues to be named one of the U.S.A.'s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price by The Princeton Review. Even better, The Princeton Review recognizes Lawrence as one of its top 10 Impact Schools, a category driven by student ratings of their experiences on campus, such as student engagement, service, government, sustainability, and by the percentage of alumni that report that their jobs have "great meaning" to them. In addition to this distinction, The Princeton Review recognizes Lawrence as a College That Pays You Back. This list features schools that provide “a great education at a great price with great career prospects" in relation to academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction.

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. We encourage you to visit our campus tour.

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.

Additionally, you can fly here! Lawrence is located 315 km north of Chicago, Illinois. Fly to our airport from international hubs: Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Appleton's international airport, serving Delta, United, Allegiant, and American Airlines, is just 10 km from campus.

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 22 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!

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Top Programs

Business, Liberal Arts, Natural Science

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    No Affiliation
  • 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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