Chances of getting into Lawrence University

Lawrence University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Lawrence University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionLow

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, 2,188 out of 3,502 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 19 percent. Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Lawrence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1330

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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 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >74%
1330 to 1450 Avg + 62%-74%
1210 to 1330 Avg - 49%-62%
1090 to 1210 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1090 Low <36%
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Lawrence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lawrence University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >74%
29 to 31 Avg + 62%-74%
27 to 29 Avg - 49%-62%
25 to 27 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 25 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lawrence University. 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.

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Admission Statistics

Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,742 1,760 3,502
Accepted 1,139 1,049 2,188
Acceptance Rate 65% 60% 62%
Enrolled 201 199 400
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lawrence University and what considerations affect 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 IPEDS survey data for Lawrence University.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1450. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.