Lawrence Technological University

21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058

School Details

Lawrence Technological University is a four-year private school located in Southfield, Michigan. In 1932, the Lawrence brothers founded the school as the Lawrence Institute of Technology to be a school of engineering. The school’s current name was adopted in 1989 when the first master degree program was launched. Doctoral programs were first offered in 2002.

Lawrence Technological University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees in engineering, science, mathematics, architecture, graphic design, and business. The most popular majors at Lawrence Technological University include: Architecture; Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Technology, General; Civil Engineering, General; and Computer Science. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Lawrence Tech utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Lawrence Technological University has 4,257 students (3,056 undergraduates) and 431 faculty members, giving the university an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. About 80% of classes have less than 20 students. Of all faculty members, 121 teach full-time and 310 teach part-time. About 48% of undergraduate students study full-time and 52% study part-time. Most graduate students (97%) study part-time and 3% study full-time. 

The student body contains 24% female students and 76% male students. About 47% of all students are white with the remaining students being Asian (34%), black (8%), Hispanic (2%), two or more races (1%), or race/ethnicity unknown (8%). About 76% of students are ages 24 and under with 26% of students being ages 25 and above. About 89% of students are from Michigan, 8% are from out-of-state, and 4% are from a foreign country. 

The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 77% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 43%. The overall graduation rate is 44%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 44% for males and 43% for females.

Students have access to services such as remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.  Lawrence Technological University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card).

About 60 clubs and professional organizations are active on campus and students are able to join any of those clubs or start a new one. Other activities available for students include: the campus newspaper, student government, Greek life, and athletics. Greek Life consists of nine fraternities and sororities. About 5% of males and 7% of females are members of a fraternity or sorority. 

Lawrence Tech’s school colors are blue and white and the school mascot is the blue devil. Athletic teams compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference and are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Men's sports at Lawrence Technological University include basketball, bowling, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer. Women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and volleyball.

Two co-ed residence halls featuring one-and two bedroom apartment-style suites are available at Lawrence Technological University. Most residence halls accommodate two to four students although some single rooms are available. Housing includes: lounges, wireless internet access and access to the University network, basic cable television service, individual telephone lines and voicemail, recycling, all utilities (heat, air conditioning, water, electricity, and gas), mail and package services, and information desk services. Meal plans are available in different plans for students. Devil Dollars can be purchased along with block plans or meal dollars. 

About 85% of students live in off-campus housing and 15% of students live in college-affiliated housing. Almost 95% of students have a car on campus.

Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 68.1% of those attending Lawrence Technological University receive financial aid. 

Lawrence Technological University receives over 1,700 applications per year and accepts about 51% of those students. Statistically, 52% of men and 49% of women who apply will be accepted. The school has a rolling application deadline and the application fee costs $30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30.

Lawrence Technological University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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