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Reviews 579 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, even when walking home late at night

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Lawrence really pushed me to do my best academically and I've learned so much about being myself and reading, thinking, and writing critically.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have a great and very supportive career center which is constantly offering students opportunities to talk to recruiters and network with alumni.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty great, but I wish they would let students live off-campus

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't have a big impact on campus life.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Our teams do pretty well in our divisions, but we are somewhat lacking in school spirit

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really love Lawrence and I can't imagine going to school anywhere else. Where else could I study an intensive five year double degree program (Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry) while also competing in Lawrence University's varsity Fencing Team and doing biochemistry research?

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in Ormsby, but at times there are issues such as heating problems. But it is a really great place to live with great people.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the Varsity athletics, but club activities are very popular here and the school does its best to accommodate everyone's wants and needs.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am loving Lawrence so far. The faculty is really easy to work with and care about how we are doing, it is easy to get involved in anything you want, and I have met some great and supportive people.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I like my work load and the professors a great. I'm challenged and stretched to reach my full potential

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The town is very small and most students are from some place else.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not sure how to answer this questions. I din't use drugs

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Appleton,WI is a small town and the police make a lot of students feel uncomfortable. We have to find a way to make the police not fear us and as student help the police to understand we are all human.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like my professors, they seems to care about my education and well fare. I'm a music major and considering a double major.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I not sure how to answer this question at the point. I'm sure when I become a junior I'll have a better answer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Last year I was a Freshman and there's not many options. This year I'm in the Greek house and it's somewhat better. The rooms are small.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm in a Greek fraternity and I enjoy it very much. Before I started college I had decided not to join a Greek Fraternity because of things I heard. I'm glad I didn't listen. I like the brotherhood.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not that involved in varsity sports therefore, I don' have an opinion.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My home is very far from my school and that can be difficult at times. However, it's teaching me to be more responsible. I'm learning to problem solve for my self and learn how to use my resources when possible. The weather in WI is brutal I'm from GA but I love the challenge. If I had it to do over again I would still choose Lawrence. Lawrence is teaching me to become a man.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Lawrence University is a rigorous institution prepare to challenged and become a better person because of it

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This past term was terrible the students of color received threats from white students and community members. According to out president steps have already been taken to insure the safety of those students

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am in the Mathematics field so professors are offend hard-asses and rude because it their way of shifting out the weak students who really do not want to student math. My classes normally start off big about 25-30 students and ends up being 15-20 students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center loves to help students it's really up to the students to express that they need or want the help.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have had the pleasure of living in two different buildings on campus. The first was Trever properly known as the freshman dorm. Now I believe Trever is an awesome place to live expect its likely a dirty with filth. Now it's totally the students fault. It's like no one was properly trained on how to be decent and in order after cooking, using the common area or the restrooms. Now I live in a house. It is much better because it's only at certain amount of people, who we as whole can hold accountable. The house however is not in shape in comparison to other house and I'm not why that is the case, but needs to be fixed.


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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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