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Lawrence University (International Student Information)

  • Appleton, WI
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 1,555
    total students
  • $42,357 | $42,357
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

An Introduction to Lawrence University

The administration and faculty of Lawrence University - the United States' only liberal arts college and conservatory of music both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education - believes that college should not be a one-size-fits-all experience. At Lawrence, you'll learn best when you're educated as a unique individual.

Lawrence University provides a personalized, meaningful education that gives you the flexibility to develop and combine your own talents and passions at a level few colleges can match.

Liberal Arts College Plus Conservatory Equals Lawrence University

Some people (mistakenly) think that, because Lawrence is a "university," it must have graduate students. You won't find any in the school's classes - or teaching them, for that matter; Lawrence is an undergraduate-only institution.

Lawrence is a university because it combines a college and a conservatory - home to 75 and 25 percent of its students, respectively - under one roof.

The Power of Individualized Learning

Like most private colleges, Lawrence offers a small student-to-faculty ratio (9:1) and average class size (15). However, unlike most private colleges, Lawrence teaches an extraordinary number of individualized courses - honors projects, tutorials, and studio classes - in which one student works directly with a professor. Of the 2,000 courses taught at Lawrence last year, nearly two-thirds had total enrollments of one.

By the time they graduate, 90 percent of Lawrence students will have had at least one individualized class.

Academic Diversity

With dozens of academic programs, hundreds of academic courses, and the boundless curiosity of a group of uniquely talented students, Lawrence University provides fertile ground for a garden of academic wildflowers. It's not unusual to find Lawrence students double-majoring in unusual ways: English and math, economics and percussion performance, or physics and studio art.

If you are interested in two or three (or more) majors or minors, you'll find that you're in good company at Lawrence, where the most popular academic interest is "multi-interested" (not "undecided"). Here you will have the options, encouragement, and guidance to explore your multiple interests, even as you discover new ones along the way.

Most Popular Academic Programs at Lawrence University

Lawrence University offers more than 30 majors, the most popular of which tend to be biology, economics, English, and psychology. The conservatory of music offers world-class majors in music performance, music theory and composition, and music education - all popular programs.

A Diverse Experience for a Diverse World

Lawrence's 1,500 students come from nearly every state and more than 50 countries to enjoy the distinctive benefits of this engaged - and engaging - community. It's a close-knit, residential, 24-7 campus filled with smart and interesting people who are comfortable being themselves - and comfortable letting others be themselves, too.

An International Hub

With about 12 percent of its students and 13 percent of its faculty coming from beyond the United States, Lawrence is one of the most internationally-diverse liberal arts colleges in the United States.

The university is based in Appleton, Wisconsin, a city of 72,000, which is the cultural and commercial heart of the Fox Cities (metro pop. 225,000). Appleton's airport, about 10 kilometers from campus, connects through to cities all over the world with direct flights to Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Denver, Atlanta, and Cincinnati.

With easy access to Milwaukee (90 minutes), Chicago (3 hours), and Minneapolis (5 hours), Appleton is recognized annually by numerous publications as one of the safest and best places to live in the United States.

Life After Lawrence

You will find Lawrence alumni all over the world working in business, technology, research, government, embassies, not-for-profit and service agencies, and education.

Lawrence enjoys one of the nation's highest alumni (graduate) giving rates (the percentage of alumni who donate financially to their college), which tells us not only that they love their university, but that they are doing well enough financially to support it.

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) supports all international students at Lawrence, including academic, personal, and visa-related issues. ISS also manages the Friendship Family program, which places interested students with local families to share cross-cultural experiences.

International House serves as a hub for student activity, and includes a kitchen where students gather to cook food from home, a television lounge for international programming, and a space available for Muslim prayer.

International student budget: $55,000, includes tuition, room and board, fees, miscellaneous expenses and transportation.

Financial Aid

Many international students receive merit scholarships or need-based financial aid. Scholarships vary from $7,000 to $40,000 per year, based on academic or musical achievements, country of origin, and financial need.

Test Score Requirements

Standardized test results are optional, except for international applicants for whom English is not their first language. Lawrence University accepts the following standardized tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL [minimum scores: 577 (paper), 233 (computer), or 90 (Internet)], or IELTS (minimum overall band score 6.5) SAT [minimum 550 on Critical Reading,] ACT minimum 24 on English/Writing.

Application Fees and Deadlines

Lawrence University requires a $40 application fee. Early Decision: November 1; Early Action: November 15 ; Regular Decision: January 15. International applicants seeking financial aid may only apply through Regular Decision.


Location & Contact

Lawrence University

711 East Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911
USA

Ms. Nicole Buenzli

Director of International Admissions & Recruiting

Phone: 920-832-7067
Fax: 920-832-6782
Email: Nicole.buenzli@lawrence.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Slavic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Pedagogy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Percussion Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Woodwind Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,710
    • Accepted1,970
    • Acceptance Rate72%
    • Enrolled1,555
    • Female Applicants1,530
    • Females Accepted1,151
    • Female Acceptance Rate75%
    • Male Applicants1,180
    • Males Accepted819
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      English Language Proficiency Exam {SAT/TOEFL/IELTS/ACT} required for some, Music majors: Music Audition
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.70
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th November 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 560 700
    • SAT Math 580 710
    • SAT Writing 560 690
    • ACT Composite 26 31
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$42,357
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,357
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$300.00
    • Room and board *$8,808.00
    • Room only *$4,152.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,555
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.27%
    • Black or African American2.57%
    • White or Caucasian73.96%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.59%
    • Asian3.82%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races3.69%
    • Unknown.73%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students68% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 92%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Lawrence Swing Dancers, Lawrence International, Outdoor Recreation Club, Sustainable Lawrence University Gardens (SLUG), Greenfire
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other evening patrols by trained security personnel

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes Division 3 No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty195
    • Full-time Percentage81%
    • Part-time Percentage19%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,530 students to 170 faculty


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