We like to shine a light on the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff, and it’s nice when folks outside of Lawrence shine a light on our accomplishments as well.

From Best Undergraduate Teaching to Grateful Grads and awards and honors, we are proud of the transformative and illuminating education and experiences Lawrence provides its students.

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U.S. News & World Report Top Colleges

Lawrence University is once again ranked a top college in the nation


Among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges


Best Value 


Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin

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


Downbeat Awards for Jazz Ensemble

Lawrence's musicians have been consistently recognized by the prestigious Downbeat Awards.


Watson Fellows since 1969

Lawrentians have consistently earned prestigious Watson fellowships since the program began.

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Best Value

Princeton Review

This ranking recognizes academic rigor, affordability, and career outcomes for graduates.

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A College that Changes Lives

Lawrence has been included in the NYT best-selling college guide, Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, in all three of the book’s editions

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Best Midwest Small Colleges

WSJ/THE scores consider student outcomes, academic resources, student engagement, and environment (a measure of student and faculty diversity).

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Diversity Award Honors LU’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Work 

 INSIGHT Into Diversity chose Lawrence as one of 90 recipients of its 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. 

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kilowatt hours

Hiett Hall's solar panels provide green energy to the campus.

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