Here at Lawrence, you’ll notice we speak of light often. Light, illumination, shining, brilliance. The concept comes from the motto on our seal: Light! More Light! Veritas est lux (Truth is light).
What we’re trying to say is: 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 educational experiences that give you the knowledge and tools to identify your truth and use it to impact the world.
With one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in the country at 8:1, you’ll have real access to your professors, transitioning from student to colleague as you discover and pursue your academic and creative passions in the classroom, studio, lab, stage, and across the world.
With the help of resources like our career center, at the end of your time here you’ll have learned to focus your brilliant light enough to join the 99% of our graduates who go on to next steps including meaningful employment, some of the nation’s top graduate and professional schools, and impactful service work.
Freshman Studies is like no other program of its kind. Over two terms, you'll be part of a powerful intellectual tradition as you grapple with disparate works united by a common theme. Ancient plays, current graphic novels, medieval paintings and modern jazz albums can all be part of a curriculum designed to challenge and excite while preparing you to thrive at Lawrence and beyond.
The Chandler Senior Experience can only be found at Lawrence. The capstone of your time here, you design an experience that weaves together the strands of your education into a whole, whether you tackle a research project examining the efficacy of anti-malarial drugs or U.S. tax policy, compose a jazz album infused with global folk traditions or stage an interpretation of Henrik Ibsen's classic Peer Gynt set in the mountains of Appalachia.