The 2010-11 Lawrence Student Body
- The 2010-11 student body includes 1,566 men and women from 46 states and the District of Columbia, and 38 foreign countries, is 54% female and 46% male, 14% minority, and 10% Non-Resident International
- 31% of the student body is from Wisconsin, 17% are from Illinois, 9% are from Minnesota
- 98% live on campus in seven residence halls and eighteen small group/theme houses; the smallest of all the residences accommodates ten, while the largest holds 183
- Students participate in over 100 clubs and organizations
- 20% of the student body participates in Division III, NCAA varsity athletics, including baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball
The Lawrence University Faculty and Staff (2010-11)
- LU faculty and staff are comprised of 37% faculty members and 63% staff members.
- Faculty: 61% male, 39% female, and 14% minority
- Staff: 44% male, 56% female, and 5% minority
General Facts about Lawrence University
- Lawrence University was founded in 1847 by Amos A. Lawrence who commissioned the Reverend William Harkness Sampson and the Reverend Henry R. Colman to establish a frontier school to afford "gratuitous advantage to Germans and Indians of both sexes."
- Lawrence was chartered as a college in 1849
- Conservatory of Music was founded in 1874
- Lawrence is the second oldest coeducational college in America.
- Lawrence is located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
- Lawrence's school mascot is the Viking
General Facts about Appleton, WI
- Population: 71,000 (as of 2000 census)
- Incorporated as a village in 1853 and as a city in 1857
- The Fox River runs through the heart of Appleton. The Fox River is unusual in that it flows north for its entire course. It exits into Lake Michigan at Green Bay about 30 miles to the north of Appleton.
- Appleton is the largest of the "Fox Cities", a cluster of 18 cities, villages and towns along the Fox River. Communities along the Fox River include: Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Combined Locks, Town of Grand Chute, Little Chute, Freedom, Town of Neenah, Town of Menasha, Town of Vandenbroek, Darboy, Town of Buchanan, and Town of Harrison. The Fox Cities have a combined population of more than 250,000 people.
- The Fox Cities has consistently been named one of the best medium-size metropolitan areas in the nation, based on quality of life indicators.
- 4th on research firm Morgan Quitno's list of the country's safest metropolitan areas
- 27th on teh Forbes list of best small places for business
- One of the Milken Institute's "Best Performing Cities"
- One of Money magazine's best places to live
- Among Forbes magazine's 150 cheap places to live
- A few famous residents: Harry Houdini, escape artist and magician; Willem Dafoe, actor; Greta Van Susteren, news analyst; Maury Laws, music director; Edna Ferber, author; John Bradley, one of the soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima.