Lawrence University has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding colleges by The Wall Street Journal, College Pulse, and Statista.

The ranking is based on learning environment, degree completion, value, and career opportunities, as well as student outcomes such as graduation rates and post-graduation earnings.

The publication, America’s Best Colleges 2024, was released Sept. 6. It includes Lawrence in a ranking of the 400 top colleges across the United States.

The ranking “aims to guide prospective students across the nation while recognizing the colleges doing an outstanding job in higher education.”

Lawrence University is a liberal arts college located along the banks of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Founded in 1847, Lawrence has an enrollment of about 1,500 students drawn from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. It features a college of arts and sciences and a conservatory of music, both annually ranked among the best in the nation.

Lawrence welcomed incoming students on Sept. 5, kicking off a Welcome Week that precedes the beginning of Fall Term on Sept. 11.