At Lawrence, you’ll notice we speak of light often. Light, illumination, shining, brilliance. The concept comes from our motto: Light! More Light! Veritas est lux (Truth is light).

We think you have something great to offer the world—your truth, your light—and we want to help you find it and make it shine. That’s our focus. We are committed to challenging and illuminating experiences that give you the knowledge and tools to identify your truth and use it to impact the world. 

fall aerial campus view showing Main Hall, and buildings to south and east of that with brilliant fall colors

Plan Your Visit

The best way to learn if Lawrence is the university for you is to visit. Whether on-campus or virtually, you’ll have the chance to see campus, meet professors, speak with students, and find out if Lawrence is the place where you’ll shine.

Students walk under the newly unveiled Welcome Arch.

A Lawrence education is more affordable than you may think.

Lawrence University is invested in making it an affordable option for students of all backgrounds. 

The admissions process for our world-class Conservatory of Music requires a few additional steps. Learn more about the conservatory admissions requirements.

With about 12% of our 1,500 undergraduates coming from more than 50 other countries, our warm and welcoming community is one of the most internationally diverse in the country.  

We know there are many paths toward a college degree and Lawrence is committed to supporting transfer students in achieving that goal.

Four members of The Woebegones perform during the 2022 LUaroo festival on Main Hall Green as students cheer them on.

Who We Are

Lawrence’s 1,500 students come from nearly every state and dozens of countries and share their light in an engaged—and engaging—community. 

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Student to Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes mean big opportunities to pursue your passions.


Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin

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



Lawrence's beautiful campus is nestled on the banks of the Fox River in downtown Appleton.

Graduate showing happiness after graduating ceremony in Banta Bowl, June 2021.

Your Life After Lawrence

Whether you jump right into a career you love or continue learning at higher levels, you’ll discover the world beyond Lawrence alongside 20,000+ fellow alumni. 97% percent of graduates are employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation.