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Chances of getting into Lawrence University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.1%
Admission Difficulty for Lawrence University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Lawrence and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,150 out of 3,463 applicants were admitted making Lawrence a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent. Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Lawrence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
31%
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1320

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lawrence University?

Lawrence University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >74%
1315 to 1430 Avg + 62%-74%
1200 to 1315 Avg - 49%-62%
1085 to 1200 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1085 Low <36%
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Lawrence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lawrence?

Admission data indicates that Lawrence regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lawrence University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >75%
28 to 32 Avg + 62%-75%
25 to 28 Avg - 51%-62%
22 to 25 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 22 Low <40%
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Lawrence GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Lawrence University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Lawrence. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lawrence University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lawrence accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lawrence University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 53% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

76% of Lawrence University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lawrence University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,772 1,691 3,463
Accepted 1,188 962 2,150
Acceptance Rate 67% 57% 62%
Enrolled 221 165 386
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 17% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lawrence University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lawrence University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lawrence University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239017 IPEDS survey data for Lawrence University.

FAQs

Does Lawrence University prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Lawrence. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lawrence University?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Lawrence. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1430. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 32. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.