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Reviews 569 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

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

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.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lawrence University Greek life board members strive to make the college experience beneficial to all, but I must say there is progress still to be made. I love that when I walk on this campus the sorority and female fraternities do not have bitterness and backbiting among them. Now that doesn't mean their equal but the women's Greek life is at least at peace with one another. The fraternities on the other hand .... not so much.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: I consider Lawrence University Athletics to be bad because freshman after a couple weeks already understand sports is joke on our campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lawrence University like any other university has it's flaws and accomplishments. Whether or not I would return to this university is a great question. I have never really thought about if the chance arouse if I would leave the university or not. I have had a lot of amazing experiences on the Lawrence campus and a lot of moments where I felt like I was at war with the administration and those in positions to help students. However, I'll like to focus on the good times if you will. I volunteer at the local elementary school working with students individually and sometimes in large groups. This past term, during a practicum I had the pleasure of teaching a third grader, the multiples of ten. I was so filled with joy that I had taught someone something that they would use for the rest of there educational career that I jumped up in excitement. I guess moments like those when I see the difference that I will make in my future as a educator, makes me consider Lawrence as a great institution, because I got connected with this elementary school through the university.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hiett hall is the nicest, being a mostly upperclassmen dorm, but Trever hall and Ormsby hall are also newly renovated. More construction is coming along nicely for Coleman hall!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Show a little bit of interest and hang around the houses or the people to give them a good sense of who you are and you will have a bid in your hands in no time at all!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a football player and track athlete I know that the teams on campus work very hard year round to fight for our school. The win to loss ratio is not the best but athletic events are still fun to attend with a significant cheering section from the students and community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has opened opportunities for me like never before. Advisors will work for you when you go see them and when you apply yourself. When you work hard in the classes you will find yourself connecting with professors and this then leads to internships and other in school applications.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Independent studies are very common and the professors are amazing. They really seem to enjoy working with us as students and they seem truly dedicated to the betterment of our education.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is willing to help no matter what. They are really good about getting to you and your problem in a timely manner.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the professors are willing to work individually with their students and they're all fairly accommodating when it comes to missing class, etc. The variety of courses is unbelievable. The sizes of the classes vary, but there are never more than 50 students in a class. Some classes rely more on technology where others use good, old pen and paper.

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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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