Report from Admissions

This fall we welcomed another great class of new Lawrentians (374 freshmen and 25 transfers) who were admitted from a record-breaking applicant pool of more than 3,500 students. They come from 32 states and Washington, D.C., and are citizens or dual citizens of 32 nations representing every continent but Antarctica. The class is diverse on a variety of fronts, as you'll see in the figures below.

We are hard at work recruiting the next two incoming classes. If you know someone who would make a great future Lawrentian, you may refer them to us on our admissions web page.

—Ken Anselment,
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

A map showing the geographic representation of Lawrence's Class of 2020

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The Class of 2020, broken down by home state:

Alaska: 1 Minnesota: 34
Arizona: 1 Missouri: 2
California: 26 New Hampshire: 2
Colorado: 7 New Jersey: 4
Connecticut: 3 Nevada: 2
District of Columbia: 2 New York: 15
Florida: 8 Ohio: 1
Georgia: 7 Oklahoma: 2
Hawaii: 2 Oregon: 11
Iowa: 3 Pennsylvania: 5
Idaho: 1 South Dakota: 1
Illinois: 57 Texas: 6
Indiana: 1 Virginia: 5
Kansas: 2 Vermont: 1
Massachusetts: 7 Washington: 5
Maryland: 2 Wisconsin: 95
Michigan: 8  

 

Quick facts

  • 3,579 applicants
  • 374 students
  • 298 schools represented
  • 51% men
  • 47% women
  • 2% non-identifying
  • 98% first-year students receiving financial assistance
  • 23% domestic students of color
  • 13% international students
  • 20% first-generation college students

Academic profile

26-31 ACT composite
560-700 SAT reading 
580-710 SAT math 
3.47 average GPA*
20% top 5% of class
41% top 10% of class
72% top 25% of class

* includes only academic subjects; any high school weighting of grades has not been used

Lawrence does not require standardized test scores for admission review. Scores shown are for the approximately 75 percent of our first-year students who submitted their scores with their applications.

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