Lawrence University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
61%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
1133 - 1406
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
26 - 31
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$46,101
Average Salary in 10 Years
$48,700

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Lawrence University

Lawrence University is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers undergrad programs. It has 1,467 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 61.4%.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 80% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,600.

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About


🗺 College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
State Wisconsin
🌐www.lawrence.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Lawrence University?
SAT Score Range
1133 - 1406
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
26 - 31
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1270
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
29
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
28%
Students Submitting ACTs
57%

More students take the ACTs than the SATs.

Admissions


Lawrence University has around 3,612 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 16% decide to enroll at Lawrence University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 3,612 applicants 47% are men and 53% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 111 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 90 men.

Lawrence University's acceptance rate is 61.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 57.5% and the acceptance rate for women is 64.8%.

Applicants


Who applies to Lawrence University?
Number of Applicants
3,612
Number of Applicants per Spot
10
per spot
Male Applicants
47%
Female Applicants
53%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Lawrence University
Lawrence University Acceptance Rate
61.4%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
57.5%
Female Acceptance Rate
64.8%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Lawrence University?
Lawrence University Admissions Yield
16%
of accepted students choose to go to Lawrence University
Male Admissions Yield
17%
Female Admissions Yield
15%

Application


Admission Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required
College Requirements SATs and ACTs not required

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
80%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
73%
Women Graduation Rate
85%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Lawrence University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$25,507
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$46,101
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$56,133
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$56,133
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$27,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Lawrence University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
79%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Lawrence University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
58%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Lawrence University you can visit www.lawrence.edu/info/offices/financial-aid.

Lawrence University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $56,133
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $56,133
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Lawrence University?

Lawrence University students, on average, make $48,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 11% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Lawrence University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
10.6%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Lawrence University.
Median Earnings of Students from Lawrence University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Lawrence University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Lawrence University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Lawrence University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Lawrence University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
0.9x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lawrence University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
0.8x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Lawrence University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Lawrence University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
8
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$91,416
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Lawrence University?
No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
100%
Undergrads
1,467
Total Students
1,467
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
1%
Students over 25
1%
Student Median Household Income
$74,097
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
54%
of undergraduates
Men
46%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Lawrence University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students
12%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Lawrence University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Lawrence University study?
Lawrence University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Lawrence University are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  5. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Approximately 70% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Lawrence University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
88%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Lawrence University has a retention rate of 88% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
21
1% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Very Low

Lawrence University has around 21 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Lawrence University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Appleton, Wisconsin


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
272
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
52
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in Wisconsin


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Wisconsin tends to be About even. In the 2016 Presidential election, 47% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 47% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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Return on Education
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