Lawrence University (Lawrence)

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Lawrence, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Appleton, WI, a predominately urban area. About 1,600 students are enrolled at Lawrence University.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 1200 to 1430 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Lawrence average GPA (3.42 - 3.78) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 60% of all students which applied were admitted at Lawrence University, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 18% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lawrence Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lawrence University was reported as 62.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,460 college applications submitted to Lawrence University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Lawrence ACT Scores: 25 - 32
  • Lawrence Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Lawrence University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Lawrence University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lawrence University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.0%
  • 2017-2018: 61.4%
  • 2018-2019: 62.5%
  • 2019-2020: 62.1%
  • Projected Lawrence Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.9%

How Does Lawrence Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lawrence University is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Norbert College79.8%
Marian University64.6%
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family50.9%
Ripon College69.5%
Lakeland College78.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lawrence (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 700
Math600 - 730
Total Score1200 - 1430
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 32
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