Lawrence University Visit Report by momofsongbird
Visit to Lawrence University in April 2010 by momofsongbird(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - Pretty straightforward interview. Daughter alone first half, then I (mom) invited to join them. No tough questions...not many of the notorious open-ended questions ("Why Lawrence?") we had
Campus Tour: Yes - Good tour of all aspects of campus our group (6) wanted to see EXCEPT dorms. We were all disappointed that tour couldn't accommodate our request to see a dorm.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Daughter visited "amazing" class in religious studies. Very impressed with the small size, huge degree of discussion/participation, and high-quality thought going on. Prof was outstanding!
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Campus Visit Notes for Lawrence University
Lawrence handles visits a little differently than other schools...you're more on your own in that they give you your schedule and send you on your way. Not that that's a bad thing...just different from other schools we've visited. I do prefer when they send you to have lunch with a student, because we've had great conversations (and learned A LOT) through those lunch-chats with students. Here, we ate on our own and then went back to Admissions for interview.
The tour was very inclusive and a bit long (1.5+ hours), especially considering it didn't include a dorm visit.
That was the main complaint of the 6 of us on the tour. We had all driven at least 4 hours and scheduled our visits well in advance, so we were surprised and disappointed when our guide told us they weren't prepared to show us a dorm that day.
Their chapel (non-religious...used exclusively for music performances) was lovely and very impressive. Science classrooms/labs also impressive. Nice library and very nice new student center.