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Lawrence University

Admissions

Lawrence Says...

Whether you apply to our college of liberal arts and sciences or our conservatory of music (or both, as a double-degree candidate), the admission staff will consider the strength of your curriculum, academic performance (grades and rank, if applicable), recommendations, extracurricular activities, and standardized test results (if you choose to sub... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

711 East Boldt Way

Hurvis Center

Appleton, WI 54911-5699

United States

Phone: 920-832-6500

Fax: 920-832-6782

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 90
SAT:
% Submitting Score:32%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:560 - 700
     Math Middle 50%:580 - 710
     Writing Middle 50%:560 - 690
ACT:
% Submitting Score:65%
     ACT Middle 50%:26 - 31
     Math Middle 50%:25 - 30
     English Middle 50%:26 - 33
Average High School GPA:3.7
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:53.44%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:17.7%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:13.11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:9.84%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:5.57%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.33%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:42%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:76%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:70%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,710
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,970
Total of accepted students who enroll: 392
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 88%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 11/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/20
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    90
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    560 - 700
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    580 - 710
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    560 - 690
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    26 - 31
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    25 - 30
  •      English Middle 50%:
    26 - 33
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.7
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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