How Lawrence invests in you
Lawrence University offers one of the most personalized college experiences in the country:
- Fewer than nine students for every professor
- 2,000 courses taught each year, 60% of which are one-on-one
- Chandler Senior Experiences uniquely tailored for each Lawrentian
This distinctive level of personalization yields impressive results:
- 99% placement within six months of graduation
- Sector-leading salaries within 10 years of graduation
- Lawrence alumni consistently report—at a level that outpaces their peers—that they are pursuing meaningful careers and that their work makes a difference
Offering such a distinctively personalized experience requires a significant investment of resources, which is reflected—in part—in our comprehensive fee. (Our $340-million endowment helps keep the comprehensive fee lower than the true cost to provide such an education.)
- Our financial aid budget has grown by 28% since 2013, due in large part to the success of our Full Speed to Full Need campaign, which has garnered national attention for being "the right thing [for colleges to do]." Launched in 2014, this campaign has already raised more than $75-million toward building an $85-million endowment that would make Lawrence an institution that meets 100% of every student's financial need.
- Our generous merit scholarship program recognizes student achievement, engagement and motivation
- Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, all institutional scholarships and financial aid will travel with students when they study abroad.
- Offering $4,000 summer stipends for students who participate in the Lawrence University Research Fellows program.
- Managing institutional expenses to keep comprehensive fee increases at or below 3% since 2014.
- Lawrence was among the first 70 colleges to join the American Talent Initiative, a program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that seeks to increase by 50,000 the number of high-achieving, low- to moderate-income students who enroll at U.S. colleges with the highest graduation rates.
- 98% of all Lawrentians receive some sort of financial aid.