The Admission Department’s Philosophy

Lawrenceville seeks bright, motivated, and curious students who possess imagination, energy, a willingness to take risks, a concern for others, and a commitment to academic and personal growth. Because Lawrenceville receives many more applications from prospective students than there are spaces available, the Admission Committee is unfortunately not able to accommodate all applicants who are qualified.

The School's first interest is in your own abilities — your inquiring mind, your initiative, your willingness to pursue a subject deeply and to think independently. We are also interested in what you have accomplished with those abilities — how you have ventured beyond your known talents and whether you have shown excellence

We look carefully at a student's transcript, formal application essays, letters of recommendation, test scores, extracurricular activities, and personal interview in assessing the promise of each individual applicant and in determining which students will gain the most from and contribute to all that the School has to offer. Lawrenceville actively seeks a student body that is racially, geographically, and socioeconomically diverse and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Differences in educational opportunities and individual circumstances are valued and are taken into consideration in the decision process.

The School's first interest is in your own abilities — your inquiring mind, your initiative, your willingness to pursue a subject deeply and to think independently. We are also interested in what you have accomplished with those abilities — how you have ventured beyond your known talents and whether you have shown excellence in some things.