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Lawrence University - Costs, Financial Aid and Admissions Data


Lawrence University

Lawrence University

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Lawrence University Description:

Lawrence is a private 4-year college located on an 84-acre campus in Appleton, Wisconsin, along the Fox River. The school is made up of a liberal arts college and a conservatory of music. Lawrence University's impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio allows students to receive lots of personal attention. In fact, nearly 90% of Lawrence students have one-on-one instruction by the time they graduate. Students can choose from 44 majors, and the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Students can also choose from 44 international programs.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,518 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,023
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,247
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $50,570

Lawrence University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,873
    • Loans: $7,445

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Data Source:

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics and the Lawrence University website

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Lawrence University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.lawrence.edu/about/mission.shtml

"Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a learning community of scholars and artists we engage each other in a transformative process that emphasizes individualized learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting."

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