General Facts about Lawrence University

  • Lawrence University was founded in 1847 by Amos A. Lawrence of Boston who commissioned the Reverend William Harkness Sampson and the Reverend Henry R. Colman to establish a school on land he owned in the Wisconsin Territory.
  • Lawrence was chartered as a college in 1847.
  • Conservatory of Music was founded in 1874.
  • Lawrence is one of the oldest coeducational colleges in America.
  • Lawrence is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Lawrence’s school mascot is the Viking.

Lawrence University Profiles

In 2018, the profile was redesigned to align with the four objectives (learning, living, stewarding, and celebrating) of the strategic plan, Veritas est LuxKey indicators to track progress toward each of the objectives are included in the profile. Learning indicators include student outcomes, academics, and study abroad. Living indicators include student enrollment, faculty and staff demographics, athletics, student organizations, and campus size/facilities. Stewarding indicators include financial aid, finances, and sustainability. Celebrating indicators include admissions, alumni participation, and more student outcomes.

The profile is a summary of Lawrence's history, academic calendar and programs, student enrollment, graduation and retention, admissions data, faculty and staff, financial aid, finances, and campus life.

All documents are PDF unless otherwise noted.

Lawrence University Fact Book

The Fact Book contains a variety of strategic measures that, while not an exhaustive list, represent key characteristics that portray our strengths and challenges which can guide future programs, initiatives, and policy decisions. Subsequent editions will undoubtedly be revised, refined, and improved as additional strategic indicators are identified and as new data are available.

The Fact Book is available to Lawrence trustees, administration, faculty, and staff.  Use the appropriate link below to log in and access:

Page content was last updated on 11/4/2020.