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School Overview

1847 The year we were founded
(as Lawrence Scientific School).
Our current dean is Francis J. Doyle III.

Academic Programs

6 Undergraduate

11 Graduate degrees
4 Masters
7 PhD

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Faculty, Research, and Staff

148 Faculty members
(ladder + non-ladder) as of January 2020

685 Appointed Reseachers
(including 221 postdoctoral fellows)
as of January 2020

190 Staff
as of January 2020

Our faculty have received the MacArthur Fellowship, the Turing Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, election to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and more

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1,072 Undergraduate students
as of spring 2020

679 Graduate students
as of spring 2019

9,000+ Alumni

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Our Campus

600,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices among buildings housing Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics departments

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