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Reviews 839 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: You will most certainly find your niche no matter who you are.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are amazing. W have the best faculty around.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Racially/ethnically, we are very homogenous, but in all other regards, diversity is quite remarkable for a small Midwestern school.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We value many things more than we value athletics. Perhaps it is for the better.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: On College Avenue, there are some great spots within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is great compared to other schools.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It exists, but it is by no means a major factor on campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The honor code here is big. It's not actively enforced being an honor code, but we take it very seriously and I like that.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything about the campus feels very inviting and accommodating. Things are easy to find and look very appealing.

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Health & Safety: Very safe. I feel very well protected on campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's there if you want it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food here!. Many options for all kinds of eaters.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There's a lot to do in Appleton, but many students simply remain on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing. All students live on campus.

5 College Freshman

Academics: It is very good here academically. Many people underestimate Lawrence because of its size, but it is very rigorous academically.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am a freshman, so I am not really sure.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I usually dine out at weekend at different restaurants.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't care much about Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Appleton is not a vibrant city, but it is a small charming town. You can find anything you want here within walking distance, from food to thrift shops.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: They mostly let you do what you want.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I find classes challenging and very stimulating here.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are very friendly and accepting. You will surely find your niche here. There are a large number of gays on campus, so girls' choice is limited, though.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a generous amount of scholarships and aid

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody goes to sporting events at Lawrence and there is no school spirit. The athletic facilities aren't that great, but you can get a free membership to the YMCA a couple blocks away.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing.

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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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