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Lawrence University Data & Information Overview

113 awards Ranking Badges
69% Acceptance Rate
2% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Lawrence University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Lawrence University was awarded 113 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Lawrence U was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lawrence U?

69% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
45% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lawrence University is a competitive 69%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 45% of students accepted to Lawrence U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 700. Math scores were between 590 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lawrence University  ( 600 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Lawrence University  ( 590 to 710 )
Lawrence U received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Lawrence University  ( 26 to 32 )

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Lawrence University Faculty

8 to 1 Student to Faculty
86% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Lawrence U it is much better at 8 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lawrence University is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lawrence University

87% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lawrence University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Lawrence U the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lawrence University.

Lawrence University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,393 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
55.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,430 undergraduates at Lawrence U with 1,393 being full-time and 37 being part-time.

How Much Does Lawrence University Cost?

$22,452 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
$25,688 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Lawrence U is $22,452. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lawrence U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,921 $19,037 $17,061 $23,565 $30,682

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lawrence U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lawrence U, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,422 a year. That adds up to $25,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lawrence U is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lawrence U Graduates Make?

$48,848 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Lawrence U make around $48,848 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Lawrence U students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Lawrence University make the most money.

Location of Lawrence University

Wisconsin State
1,393 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Lawrence University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Appleton, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Lawrence U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920-832-7000

Lawrence University Majors

35 Majors With Completions
352 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Music 50 NA
General Psychology 27 NA
General English Literature 21 NA
Economics 21 NA
General Biology 19 NA
Political Science & Government 19 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 16 NA
Mathematics 15 NA
History 15 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lawrence University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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