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Reviews 618 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Pretty diverse but still 60% white

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: all professors I've had classes with are very apporachable. They are available outside of regular office hours and are willing to help student s with their problems. They a ccomodate issues like mental health as well. Some professors give more extensions than others. A wide variety of courses are available every term, ranging from lectures style to seminar based classes or a mix of Both. Class sizes are small. Biggest class is 50 students and the smallest is about 3-5. Average class size is about 20.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Security is always patrolling. No one steals from the rooms or common spaces, we can leave our laptops in study spots and tables. Sexual assault has been an issue on campus due to recent events. Some students are into drugs but not a very big concern to others since there is no pressure.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty good. Some dorms are newer than others. The older ones are pretty good too. Some are closer to classes, where are some are closer to the campus center where our dining options are located.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Small campus. 3-4 feats and sororities. Soroties don't have houses but have meeting rooms. Each frat has a house. Two of them host the most parties. You can not be involved in Greek life and still have a lot of friends who are in feats and sororities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great school when it comes to resources, opportunities and fitting in. The social scene of more or less standard. A couple parties every other weekend which you get used to. Something or the other to do with friends. Professors are really helpful. You will get into most classes you want to take.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All of my professors have been outstanding. They understand what their students experience and the general life at Lawrence. A wide variety of courses are offered and there are many interesting courses offered every term

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career services is great and a degree from Lawrence is valued fairly highly

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus safety responds quickly and effectively. Overall, I feel safe on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm experience was okay at best due to the fact that Colman Hall was under construction all year. Constant noise was a nuisance and the lack of lounges was a downfall.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No sorority specific housing, however, fraternity group housing is an option.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletic facilities are good for both athletes and non-athletes. Student turnout at games is good and involvement is high.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All around, Lawrence University is filled with curious and driven students as well as dedicated professors who put in effort to see all their students succeed.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This is a very diverse campus

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Lawrence is lenient on alcohol, but doesn't let it get unsafe. They have an educational approach.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had an internship every summer I've been in college. Our career services office doesn't always wait for you to come in, but also sends anything they think would be good for you your way. The value in the degree I will receive from this school, in my opinion, is the same as receiving an Ivy League degree, maybe greater.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this university more than i could ever explain. It has opened more doors for me and presented me with so many opportunities. I have learned that I am more capable than I ever knew, and that if I work hard, I can make just about anything happen for myself. The professors care so much, and are always there to give help and advice. They form genuine bonds with their students and it's incredible having that support and resource.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on the Lawrence Campus. I don't always feel safe walking through Appleton, but it is very safe as far as small cities go. Our security is fantastic.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings on campus differ, so you can have any kind of dorm life you choose after your freshman year, in which they choose for you. All of the dorms are clean and nice and people are generally respectful of common spaces. I have been in all the dorms, and lived in many, and they're all great.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is just normal. No one is different than anyone else. They do fun things and a lot of the time the rest of the campus is invited to join.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports here are not that big. We have lots of teams, but I think people play more for the love of the game than anything else. Many of our teams do really well. Intramural sorts are really fun here, and a lot of people participate! There are also fun club sports like rowing and sailing.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Honestly this school is my home. I am so proud to be part of this university and the academics, community and professionalism I have gained.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy going to school here. Everyone, professors and students alike, are engaging.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe. But some of the lighting on campus isn't the best and I prefer to walk with friends at night.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm life is ok. The best bathrooms are in Plantz and Trever.

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It is easy for a college student to complain about the school they attend. Lawrence has a unique environment, and it has its oddities and drawbacks, but most students can’t imagine being anywhere else. At other small liberal arts colleges, many students complain about the confines in academics and often too-true stereotypes of a campus full of spoiled rich kids. Nothing could be further from the truth here. The opportunities in both the college and the conservatory are exceptional for any school, and a student can achieve as much he or she aspires for. The college attracts an impressively diverse assortment of students, a trait they hold highly, and it does as much as it can to keep finances from being a deterrent to enrollment. The campus consists of future classical pianists, marine biologists, poets, hockey players, jazz trumpet players, and doctors. With dedication, motivation, and straight-up hard work, they can achieve their goals.

So the food is terrible, the town is dull, and your wild party fantasies may remain unfulfilled. But it’s all part of the school the students love to hate and hate to love. A lot of freshmen go through a phase of wishing they could transfer, but almost no one does. Lawrence is not flashy or ostentatious, and at first glance, it is unimpressive. The campus is very small, but after living here, students would instead describe it as modest and warm. By graduation, students reluctantly realize that this small school in Appleton, Wisconsin, was where they were supposed to be.

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