Lawrence Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Lawrence University
How hard is it to get into Lawrence and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #0 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
Applicants Submitting SAT28%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1290|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
|Average SAT Score||1400|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Lawrence ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT57%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|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 #0 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lawrence University.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.7
Typical High School GradesA-
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 #0 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
76% of Lawrence University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||17%||16%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply58
Applicants have 58 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Lawrence before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Lawrence University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.