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Reviews 605 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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 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.

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.

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.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't participate in Greek life. But for the most part the ones on campus aren't stereotypically bad. Just stay safe at parties.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I personally don't care much for athletics. But we do have two separate exercising facilities.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like it here. At first I didn't think I would, but I really do value the community.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greek life can be great or awful if the wrong student are leading. Some new sororities are not sound or supportive in any way.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: new football field way off campus, no one supports the sports on campus

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not feel like they care about their students as people. The great ones are great but are few, we do not have a high level of diversity in the staff who might be able to better relate to students of color in a very white environment, location and student body.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The university is very supportive and provides its students with endless opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe with campus security everywhere to help you out.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school in most of the aspects including academics, relationships, etc.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is very easy to get internships related to your major!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the dormitory here. The rooms are relatively larger than those of other colleges.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not many people are part of the fraternity or sorority. If you're not interested in the Greek life, no one is going to put pressure on you to participate in Greek life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a majority of students participate in playing the varsity sports.


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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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