Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin
Founded in 1847 and officially beginning classes in 1849, Lawrence University is a small (1,500+ enrollment) liberal arts college located in Appleton, Wisconsin. Among its numerous distinctions, Lawrence is notable for being just the second U.S. college to offer a coeducational curriculum, and Lawrence’s Conservatory of Music — in which approximately one-fourth of the student population participates — is one of the nation’s most esteemed. Lawrence’s student body is diversified and multi-cultured, with 48 states and roughly four dozen different nations represented, and its 9-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio provides an interactive classroom environment that promotes a unique ‘actively engaged’ educational experience.
Diversity is reflected in Lawrence’s extensive and wide-ranging curriculum, which offers not only the basic fields of study, but also features both introductory and advanced courses in art, film and theatre studies, languages, medical technologies/careers, religious studies, computer science, psychology, environmental studies, government, anthropology and innovation/entrepreneurship.
Lawrence University’s commitment to educational achievement and preparing students for career success extends to the supportive local Appleton community, regularly sponsoring numerous outreach programs and activities that enhance the educational experience by interacting with local businesses and organizations in various endeavors that benefit all those involved, helping to strengthen the important relationship between institution and community.
In addition to Lawrence’s century-and-a-half-plus history of academic excellence and achievement, the university also has a long and impressive athletic legacy, fielding varsity teams — men’s and women’s — in more than twenty sports, competing in the NCAA’s Division III as a founding member of the Midwest Conference. More here….