Lawrence University

liberal arts college and conservatory of music, in Appleton, Wisconsin

Lawrence University is a four-year college in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded in 1847. It is a private school not affiliated with any church. In addition to the men's and women's liberal arts colleges, Lawrence has a Conservatory of Music. In 2018 there were 1,472 students in the university. Of these, 13% were foreign students from over 45 countries. There were 405 faculty members (76% were full time). [3]

Lawrence University
Former names
Lawrence College (1913-64)
Lawrence Institute (1847-49)
MottoLight More Light!
Veritas est lux
Motto in English
Truth is Light
TypePrivate - liberal arts
Endowment$318.2 million[1]
PresidentMark Burstein
Students1,555 undergraduates
(fall 2013)[2]
Location, ,
44°15′40″N 88°24′00″W / 44.261°N 88.400°W / 44.261; -88.400
CampusUrban - 84 acres (34 ha)
Björklunden - 425 acres (172 ha)
AthleticsDivision III (NCAA)
23 varsity teams
AffiliationsOberlin Group
Annapolis Group
Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Degrees granted


Lawrence University grants two four-year degrees: B.A. and B.Mus. It also grants a five-year combined B.A./B.Mus. degree.



The university is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), which has off-campus programs in the United States and many other countries. Students from Lawrence and the other member schools may take part in these programs.

Lawrence has been a member of the Midwest Conference sports league since it began in 1921. [4]

One year's tuition and fees are $47,475. Room and board are $10,341.[3]



The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Conservatory of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. [3]


  1. name= Archived 2020-11-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 As of Fall 2013. "Lawrence University 2013 Profile" (PDF). Lawrence University. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [Search domain LU Profile_3.pdf][permanent dead link] LU Profile_3.pdf

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