Survey Results #28: Why Lawrence?

To the class of 2013:

Out of all the colleges and universities in the world, you will come matriculating into ours. We are honored and thrilled to have you! In a recent survey, we asked, “Why Lawrence”?

Please enjoy some of the responses below.

It’s in Appleton


The Conservatory

Small Campus, Big Town

Shakespeare classes in Britain

Honor Code

Liberal arts education

It’s a College that Changes Lives

More to come…

Survey Results # 25: Unique Traits (part two)

What makes someone unique? To quote noted philosopher Dr. Seuss; “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.”

That being said, it can be assumed that just being yourself, with your interests and goals, can guarantee you a spot in the unique club. Nevertheless, we polled our incoming class of 2013 with the question, “What is the most unique thing about you”, and there were some common themes of uniqueness.

Most responses made reference to cultural, ethnic, and ancestral heritage.

Our incoming students are from all over the world and are proud of their heritage while at the same time wanting to experience diversity in all forms. The office of multicultural affairs is dedicated to provide the resources necessary for all students to express and explore culture and identity… so feel free to bring your cultural baggage to share!

In second place were references to physical characteristics… you know, red hair, birthmarks, monkey feet, etc.

“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” -Robert Schuller

Survey Results #22: Unique Traits

Dear Lawrence University Class of 2013,

We at the office of admissions have been pleasantly delighted and surprised by your responses to our fun survey. Thank you for your candid answers and honest reflection to the question,

“What is the most unique thing about you?”

While everyone is unique in their own way (it’s true), here are some responses worth highlighting:

– An alter-ego named Siouxsie Queball

– A minuscule sneeze

– Undetectable sarcasm

– Gut-rattling burps

– Implanted RFID microchip for the fun

– Playing piano with body facing opposite direction and hands wrapped about body

– Heightened sense of time

– Wearing socks that never, ever match

Whatever your idiosyncrasies be, Lawrence University is the perfect environment to cultivate such individualized interest.

Survey Results # 19: “Oh you are special, special, everyone is special…” (Part one)

The title is a quote from one of Barney’s smash hits, (Yes, Barney the friendly purple dinosaur), and it accurately portrays how we feel about each member of our incoming class. In a recent survey, we asked the class of 2013 “What is the most unique thing about you”, and the responses were, well, unique!

Here are some responses:

-“My Bald Head”

-“I throat sing”

-“I own a pink hairless dog that has brown spots. No, this is not a lie”

– “I have a donkey that is buried in our yard (it is dead)”

-“My majestic nose”

-“I have a birthmark located on the underbelly of my chin”

-“I have a drag queen alter-ego named Siouxsie Queball” (Fierce!)

-“I can put a string into one of my nostrils and pull it out of the other” (a little gross, but ok)

-“I’m a closet birdwatcher”

-“Our family owns a Christmas tree farm”

-“Siamese cat named Yo-yo Ma, and my standard poodle named Hadji”

-“Cogito Ergo Nom” (I think therefore I am)

-“Some people call me a ping pong master”

-“I can sing the Element song by Tom Lehrer” (a pretty impressive feat)

More uniqueness to come. Stay tuned…

Survey Results # 16: And the Award Goes to… (Part three)

All proud personal moments from the class of 2013!

We all have goals, dreams and ambitions and sometimes the best recognition is not one that is given to you by someone else, but one that you give to yourself. Below is just a sample of responses from the class of 2013, in response to their proudest personal achievement.

-Reaching 5’10”

-Creating interpretive animal paintings

-Not getting eaten or lost in a Costa Rican jungle

-Developing a hypothesis on the birth of the universe

-Awesome minesweeper high scores

-Having a fast metabolism

-Successfully running a business

-Not getting hypothermia

-Getting hypothermia and surviving

-Completing bar mitzvah

-Making designs for a dragon catapult named Shanique

In the fall, the entire incoming class will be able to add their matriculation to Lawrence University to the running list of accomplishments…Congrats!