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Chances of getting into Lawrence University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
69%
Admission Difficulty for Lawrence University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Lawrence and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lawrence is 69%.  It ranks #9 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Lawrence is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,087 out of 3,028 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent (SAT 1190/1410 ACT 26/32). Lawrence University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lawrence application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lawrence University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 31% of students submitted SAT scores and 41% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Lawrence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1190-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT 
31%
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Lawrence University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lawrence University?

Lawrence University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. Lawrence ranks #2 in Wisconsin and #123 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1410 and Above Good >81%
1300 to 1410 Avg + 69%-81%
1190 to 1300 Avg - 54%-69%
1080 to 1190 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 1080 Low <38%
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Lawrence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
41%
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Lawrence University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lawrence?

Admission data indicates that Lawrence regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Wisconsin and #132 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lawrence University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lawrence University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
32 and Above Good >81%
29 to 32 Avg + 69%-81%
26 to 29 Avg - 54%-69%
23 to 26 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 23 Low <38%
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Lawrence GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lawrence University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Lawrence. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lawrence University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lawrence accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lawrence University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.14% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.46% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.89% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.89% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.78% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.29% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.54% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

69% of Lawrence University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lawrence University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 40%
Top 25% of class 69%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lawrence University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,534 1,494 3,028
Accepted 1,138 949 2,087
Acceptance Rate 74% 64% 69%
Enrolled 205 172 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lawrence University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lawrence University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lawrence University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lawrence University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239017 IPEDS survey data for Lawrence University.

FAQs

Does Lawrence University prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Lawrence. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lawrence University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Lawrence. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1410. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lawrence University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.