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Lawrence Technological University is a private, personally focused university providing students a rigorous, high-quality education–an education that pays off. The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Technological University fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for boosting graduates' earning potential. Payscale.com reports that salaries of LTU bachelor's graduates are in the top 15 percent nationally. Some 86 percent of students are employed by the date of their graduation, nearly double the national average.

The University, including its graduate programs, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to its ranking by the Princeton Review LTU placed in the top tier of Best University-Masters-Midwest in the U.S. News and World Report's 2015 America's Best Colleges rankings. Other distinctions include the designation as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs.

Lawrence Tech's honors program is available for highly motivated and qualified students, as well as Quest, which encourages students to go above and beyond their studies and explore their interests on a deeper level. A scholars program is also available, designed to ease the transition from high school to college by providing support services. LTU's unique Leadership Program, integrated into all bachelor's degrees, helps students gain critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills.

LTU's student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Most undergraduate classes have 19 or fewer students, and less than 1 percent of the classes enroll more than 50. More than 750 students live in University Housing. Women make up 26 percent of the student body, and 25 states and 60 nations are represented on campus.

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Overview

Applicants
2,169
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
341
with Terminal Degree

239
Men
102
Women
70
Minority
68
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
  • Architectural Technology/Technician.
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other.
  • Architecture.
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.
  • Environmental Design/Architecture.
  • Interior Architecture.

  • BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

  • Second Language Learning.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Construction Management.
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other.
  • Finance, General.
  • Information Resources Management.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing Research.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
  • Office Management and Supervision.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Communications Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician.
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Architectural Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, Other.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HIGH SCHOOL/SECONDARY DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES.

  • Honors/Regents High School/Secondary Diploma Program.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Behavioral Sciences.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Environmental Chemistry.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Chemical Technology/Technician.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Interior Design.


Students Say

Lawrence Technological University, a “small campus” in Southfield, Michigan, lives by the motto of “theory and practice” and students stress its relevance, as “it will always be required of you to practice what you learn in real world scenarios.” This is true “for every program including engineering, industrial design, architecture, and biomedical engineering especially.” The school’s “small class size,” means that students “can usually meet with professors for one-on-one help” with “rigorous coursework” and “strict grading standards.” “Passionate” and “caring” faculty “enjoy coming to class and getting the most out of each and every student. Professors may very well “have a day job working at Ford,” and “teach in the evenings after work.” The school boasts “plenty of resources and connections to be made within the industry” along with its “leadership and entrepreneurship classes.” A new nursing program is also highly praised for having “helpful” peers and instructors.

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Steven A. Ballmer
CEO of Microsoft

Edward Donley
Former chairman, Air Products and Chemicals

Beverly K. Hannah
One of the 1st Black women to open architect firm

Ronald P. Knockeart
Invented laser bar code scanner, remote doorlocks

Lewis C. Veraldi
Father of Ford Taurus and Sable

John Z. DeLorean
Developed the first American muscle car

Dan Winey
Architect for worlds's 2nd tallest building

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,684

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,973

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,009

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,049

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,319

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,080
Required Fees
$1,200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,536

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,280
Transportation for Commuters
$2,073

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,950
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,191
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

2.63%
Asian
6.42%
African-American
3.39%
Hispanic
65.12%
Caucasian
5.81%
Unknown
14.56%
International

26% female
74% male
76% are full time
24% are part time

Students Say

The Lawrence Tech student body, less than 5,000 students in total, is “smart,” with athletes being “the most sociable.” There are still a “lot of nerdy kids who love video games and engineering,” and “artsy kids as a result of the design programs,” as well as “car enthusiasts, both engineers and designers.” Everyone is a “techie,” and “most of the students are dedicated to their studies, especially those in higher level classes.” The only downside “is that they aren’t exactly the most friendly,” as it being a commuter school, students are often “only there for their classes.” Yet, for those living on campus, there’s a “big focus on community service, and a lot of students contribute to the Detroit metro area in some way.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student

Students Say

Lawrence Tech is largely “a commuter school, so while some students live on campus, a lot of them go home at the end of their day.” The school has “expanded their athletic program and so you see many athletes wearing Lawrence Tech gear around campus,” and more people engage in “different sports on campus” with “facilities that can be used all year round for working out or staying mobile.” Students will attend “hockey games or the occasional party on the weekends,” while others “go home on the weekends,” or “hang out in the dorms.” Students are “hardworking, dedicated, and determined.” They take on large course loads on top of memberships in sororities such as “CRU (a Christian bible study),” and “SWE (Society of Women Engineers).” Campus dorms have “pool tables and ping pong” and students can “set up a projector and watch a movie.” There’s also “Greek life, student government, and jobs.” “Most students are involved in something other than just school.” There are a “variety of students, mostly male, who participate in sports, marching band, and clubs.” “When there is free time,” students “go explore Detroit” since it is so close.

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Cyndi Spotts

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

LD A complete assessment of intellectual functioning/aptitude. Pertinent background information, including a description of the presenting problem(s); any significant developmental, medical, psychosocial and employment histories; family history. An assessment of specific areas of information processing. A diagnosis of a specific learning disability. A summary that indicates the substantial limitations to major life activities (e.g., learning, reading, thinking) posed by the specified learning disability; describes the extent to which these limitations impact the academic context for which accommodations are being requested; suggests how the specific effects of the learning disability may be accommodated; and states how the effects of the learning disability are mediated by the recommended accommodations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

ADHD A specific psychiatric diagnosis as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV TR (DSM-IVTR) of the American Psychiatric Association (2000). Symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity which were present in childhood and the current symptoms which have been present for at least the past six months and which impair functioning in two or more settings (e.g., school, work, and home) must also be identified. An integrated summary that: Indicates the substantial limitations to major life activities posed by the disability; describes the extent to which these limitations would impact the academic context for which accommodations are being requested; suggests how the specific effects of the disability may be accommodated, and states how the effects of ADHD are mediated by the recommended accommodations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
54
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Blue Devils)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Blue Devils)
8 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan

Sustainability

“Possible is everything” is Lawrence Tech’s motto, and there’s no doubt this private Michigan university is applying that can-do attitude towards the green movement. The institution boasts a commitment to sustainability spanning new buildings and construction, academic programs, applied research, and campus operations. Geothermal wells and a vegetated roof are just two of the impressive features of LTU’s A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, a unique green building that serves as a living laboratory for sustainability education of architects and engineers. The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance facilitates the Houses That Work Workshop, delivering multi-platform educational sessions to manifest sustainable and responsible building principles in the design, marketing, and execution of the building process. Plus, LTU has implemented a policy requiring new building designs to meet or exceed LEED Silver criteria. The Center for Sustainability emphasizes campus standards for sustainability, organizes a speaker series, and promotes campus-wide recycling. Academic programming includes participation in the Solar Decathlon and Formula Zero international competitions. If that’s not enough for students, they can join several student-run groups, including student organizations for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the USGBC. Career opportunities for green-minded students are of the utmost importance at LTU—the university’s graduate certificate in interdisciplinary sustainability offers participants a chance to bolster their credentials in the ever-growing field.

78/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Family, faculty, and staff have discounts and one-on-one laptop program

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Wanda Barnes
Receptionist, Admissions

Address
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075-1058

Phone
248-204-3160

Email
admissions@ltu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Atrium
Field House
Engineering Lounge
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Housing

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Star Movie Theatre of Southfield
Downtown Royal Oak
Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)
Detroit Institute of Arts
Somerset/Twelve Oaks Mall
Ford Field (Detroit Lions), The Palace (Detroit Pistons, concerts & other entertainment), The Joe (Detroit Red Wings), DTE (Pine Knob ski resort and music theatre), Great Lakes Crossing (shopping Mall)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
anytime

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.ltusports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnight dorm stays will depend on space availability.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, buses are available Detroit Metropolitan airport is 22 miles, or 30-40 minutes by car, from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Lawrence Tech is located at the intersection of West Ten Mile Road and Northwestern Highway (M-10, Lodge Freeway) and just south of I-696. The main entrance to campus is on Ten Mile Road, just west of the Lodge Freeway.

Local Accommodations
These hotels offer special rates to Lawrence Tech visitors: Candlewood Suites Holiday Inn Express Marriott Residence Inn The Westin


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