Since becoming the first co-educational college in Wisconsin in 1847, Lawrence University has been proudly rooted in our midwestern Appleton home. Students come from all over the country and around the globe to experience Wisconsin’s leading private liberal arts college.

Small-town feel, big opportunities

Lawrence’s picturesque, residential campus is nestled on the banks of the Fox River in Appleton and adjacent to a vibrant downtown featuring shops, restaurants, museums, performing and public art spaces, as well as festivals throughout the year.


A mural in downtown Appleton.


Life from the Cheese State