Enrollment: Approximately 1,500 students. Lawrence consistently has the strongest student academic profile of any college or university in Wisconsin, and ranks among the best colleges nationwide. Students come to Lawrence from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and 50 other countries.
Financial aid: More than 93 percent of Lawrence students receive need-based and/or merit-based financial aid each year. In 2011-12, Lawrence distributed $22.9 million to provide financial assistance to students. The average need-based aid package totaled more than $29,500.
Endowment: Approximately $194 million as of June 30, 2012. Each year 5 percent of the endowment’s interest earnings are allocated to help cover the college’s expenses.
2011-12 contributions to The Lawrence Fund: $3.5 million
2011-12 average gift to The Lawrence Fund from alumni: $527
Donor participation rate: 38.1 percent, which puts Lawrence among the top colleges and universities in this country on this important index of alumni loyalty.
2012-13 tuition: $39,732
2012-13 room & board: $8,247
Björklunden: A 425-acre estate bequeathed to Lawrence University in 1963 by Donald and Winifred Boynton, located in Door County, Wisconsin. Björklunden hosts weekend retreats for classes and student clubs throughout the school year, as well as adult education seminars in the summer. During the 2011-12 year, 1,619 student participants (obviously some students came more than once!) attended 112 different weekend programs at Björklunden.
Annual operating support for Björklunden is provided in part by members of The Boynton Society, a giving club honoring the generous and dedicated donors who contribute $250 or more annually. Recently, Björklunden underwent a major expansion — doubling the size of the lodge. The expansion has increased the number of summer adult education seminars to three and will allow more student groups and classes to utilize the lodge during the school year.