Excellence & Integrity
Since its founding in 1847, Lawrence has pursued excellence and integrity in all endeavors. We live this mission every day as we help our students seek the light of knowledge and understanding. It informs our values as we strive to become a more diverse, welcoming, and sustainable community.
A strategic and dedicated leader in higher education, President Laurie A. Carter joined the Lawrence community in July 2021 as the university’s 17th president. Along with her President’s Cabinet and Board of Trustees, she oversees Lawrence’s mission and goals.
Providing a transformative education for 175 years
Co-educational school in Wisconsin
Acres along the beautiful Fox River
Year the Conservatory of Music was founded
Awards, Rankings, & Recognition
From Best Undergraduate Teaching to Grateful Grads and awards and honors, we are proud of the transformative and illuminating education and experiences Lawrence provides its students.
Appleton & the Fox Cities
With a vibrant performing arts community, easy access to rivers and trails, and one of the nation’s most beloved sports teams (think green and gold) less than an hour away, Appleton is the cultural and commercial heart of the Fox Cities.
Who We Are
We are curious and creative. We are welcoming and supportive. We are students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We are Lawrentians. Our collective experiences showcase the best of our vibrant and engaging community.
Live the Life You Love
Lawrence graduates seek fulfilling employment, enroll in top graduate and professional programs, and pursue impactful service work. They also join an alumni network of 20,000 Lawrentians as they continue their journey of professional and personal fulfillment.
Getting to Campus
Whether you are coming to campus to attend a Conservatory concert or cheer on the Vikings, returning after summer break, or visiting for the first time, Lawrence is easily accessible no matter where you call home.
Our virtual tour gives you a window into the world of Lawrence University... all on your own schedule.
Lawrence University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Lawrence University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (nasm.arts-accredit.org), the national accreditation agency for music and music-related disciplines.