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Lawrence Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lawrence University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.4%
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 61% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,216 out of 3,612 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 18 percent. Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Lawrence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1290-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1290
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
Average SAT Score 1400

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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 13 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 28 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >73%
1395 to 1500 Avg + 61%-73%
1290 to 1395 Avg - 48%-61%
1185 to 1290 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 1185 Low <35%
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Lawrence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
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. 57 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
32 and Above Good >74%
28 to 32 Avg + 61%-74%
25 to 28 Avg - 50%-61%
22 to 25 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 22 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lawrence University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,902 1,710 3,612
Accepted 1,232 984 2,216
Acceptance Rate 65% 58% 61%
Enrolled 186 167 353
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239017 IPEDS survey data for Lawrence University.