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Lawrence University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college, and is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. It was established in 1847 as the Lawrence Institute and the classes started on November 12, 1849. The institution received its present name in 1964. The university campus spreads across 425 acres of land. The college is known for the plethora of degrees in liberal arts that it offers. The college fields more than 20 intercollegiate sports teams, nicknamed the Vikings. The official mascot is the Viking. The students participate in intercollegiate basketball, soccer, cross country, track and field, hockey, swimming and diving, fencing, tennis, etc. The students are also encouraged to participate in musical events and various other activities.

Profile of Lawrence UniversityThe campus of Lawrence is in Appleton, WI, which is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Lawrence include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Lawrence is known for its programs in mathematics, science, music, art studies, drama and performing arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Lawrence Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Lawrence has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Lawrence had 1, 443 students enrolled (1, 410 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. Lawrence offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Midwest Conference.

Lawrence Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts128political science, English, history, anthropology, economics, Classical languages, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Science69biology, biological and physical sciences, physics, chemistry, geology
Music43music performance, music, music theory and composition
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Education and Teaching13music teaching
Religion and Philosophy11religion, philosophy
Art Studies9art studies
Mathematics8mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies
Fine Arts4art history and criticism
Contact: LawrenceLawrence University

College Ave

Appleton, WI 54912

General Phone: (920) 832-7000


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