How Lawrence invests in you
Lawrence University offers one of the most personalized college experiences in the country:
- Fewer than nine students for every professor
- 2,000 courses taught each year, 60% of which are one-on-one
- Chandler Senior Experiences uniquely tailored for each Lawrentian
This distinctive level of personalization yields impressive results:
- 99% placement within six months of graduation
- Sector-leading salaries within 10 years of graduation
- Lawrence alumni consistently report—at a level that outpaces their peers—that they are pursuing meaningful careers and that their work makes a difference
Offering such a distinctively personalized experience requires a significant investment of resources, which is reflected—in part—in our comprehensive fee. (Our $340-million endowment helps keep the comprehensive fee lower than the true cost to provide such an education.)
- Our financial aid budget has grown substantially since 2013, due in large part to the success of our Full Speed to Full Need campaign, which has garnered national attention for being "the right thing [for colleges to do]." Launched in 2014, this campaign has already raised more than $80 million toward building an endowment that would make Lawrence an institution that meets 100% of every student's financial need.
- Our generous merit scholarship program recognizes student achievement, engagement and motivation
- Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, all institutional scholarships and financial aid will travel with students when they study abroad.
- Offering $4,000 summer stipends for students who participate in the Lawrence University Research Fellows program.
- Managing institutional expenses to keep comprehensive fee increases at or below 3% since 2014.
- Lawrence was among the first 70 colleges to join the American Talent Initiative, a program funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that seeks to increase by 50,000 the number of high-achieving, low- to moderate-income students who enroll at U.S. colleges with the highest graduation rates.
- 98% of all Lawrentians receive some sort of financial aid.