Lawrence Technological University, often referred to as Lawrence Tech, is a private institution of higher education and one of the foremost technological universities in the nation, located in Southfield, Michigan. Consistently ranked in the Top Tier for “Universities-Master’s (Midwest)” by U.S. News & World Report, Lawrence Tech began in 1932, founded in Highland Park as Lawrence Institute of Technology by Russell E. Lawrence. In 1955 the institute moved to Southfield and has since expanded its campus to more than 100 acres, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Affleck House and the Detroit Center for Design and Technology in Midtown Detroit. Lawrence Tech has received a number of recognitions and accolades including being named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs; “Best in the Midwest” by Princeton Review; was granted the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognition; and was awarded Michigan’s Going Green Award.
Academic ProgramsLawrence Technological University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1967. The University’s mission is “to develop leaders through a student-centric environment with innovative and agile programs embracing theory and practice.” Lawrence Tech places emphasis on its values of “Theory and Practice; Student-focused and Caring; Teamwork and Trust; and Character and Integrity” and holds the vision of being a “pre-eminent private technological university producing leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit and global view.”
Lawrence Technological University is made up of several colleges, including the College of Architecture and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Management. The University offers a variety of academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through its several departments which include Architecture, Art and Design, Architectural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Humanities, Social Science, and Communication, Math and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Management.
Student LifeLawrence Technological University has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,500, including over 2,000 undergraduate students. On-campus student housing options include apartment style living in either Donley Hall or South Housing or community style living in the University’s Reuss Hall. All students who have less than 60 credits and whose primary residence is more than 30 minutes away from campus are expected to live on-campus in University housing.
Lawrence Technological University’s campus is home to a variety of extracurricular activities including more than 40 student-led clubs and several fraternity and sorority chapters. These and more opportunities, activities, and events provide students with ample opportunity to interact with one another outside of the classroom and offer an environment in which students can further develop their leadership skills. As an NAIA Division II school, Lawrence Tech’s varsity athletic teams, known as the Blue Devils, primarily compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, while the men’s ice hockey team is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.