We like to shine a light on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff, and it’s nice when folks outside of Lawrence shine a light on our accomplishments as well.

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.

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U.S. News & World Report Top Colleges

Lawrence University is once again ranked a top college in the nation


Among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges 


Best Value 


Best Undergraduate Teaching 


Best First-Year Experiences 


Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin

Lawrence is consistently recognized as one of the best schools in the state and country.

Top 20

Impact School

Lawrence is life-changing and the Princeton Review recognizes us as a Top Impact School.


Watson Fellows since 1969

Lawrentians have consistently earned prestigious Watson fellowships since the program began.

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A Best College in the Nation

Lawrence University is listed as one of the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review among other rankings, including Best Value Colleges, Best Green Colleges, and Best Midwestern Colleges. 

Professor Claire Kervin points at a large screen as she talks with student Juli Clarkson about her work in Environmental Justice and Citizenship.

Top 10 Midwestern Small College

Lawrence is ranked among the top 10 small colleges in the Midwest in the recently released Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

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A College that Changes Lives

Lawrence has been included in the NYT best-selling college guide, Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, in all three of the book’s editions

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Diversity Award Honors LU’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Work 

 INSIGHT Into Diversity chose Lawrence as one of 90 recipients of its 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. 

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kilowatt hours

Hiett Hall's solar panels provide green energy to the campus.

Renowned Conservatory of Music