Sarah Lawrence College
- 4 Year
- BRONXVILLE, NY
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C minus
- Athleticsgrade C minus
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade B minus
Sarah Lawrence is an above-average private college located in Yonkers, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,274 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sarah Lawrence acceptance rate is 55%. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 72% of students, Sarah Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
Sarah Lawrence College Rankings
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grade A minus
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
93%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 30 responses
53%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
45%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities316 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
- Rich Hipster36%
- Intellectual hipster20%
- Very studious20%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%of students say they don't have Greek life. 33 responses
60%of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 47 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
- breathes negativity4%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
71%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses
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Sarah Lawrence College Reviews
Rating 3.48 out of 5 553 reviews
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The only things worth going to SLC for are professors and friends. The administration is unhelpful, disrespectful, and have been making decisions so disappointing it's almost laughable. You're no longer guaranteed housing, and if you're a freshman that's lured in by the promise of a single room, they're lying to you. You'll be in a triple or double by sophomore year. All of the buildings have mold or pest problems. You absolutely will get food poisoning - people regularly find plastic, hair, a rock(?) and a lot of bugs as well as have had allergic reactions due to cross contamination. Students and RAs are underpaid for their work. Title IX is ridiculous; actual rapists have been allowed back on campus, or look up Doe v. Sarah Lawrence. The sex scandal is ignored, parties are nonexistent, admin is incompetent. If you're a POC you will be discriminated against. The classes can be amazing, but you're paying an insane amount for all this. If you go, good luck I guess!
Sarah Lawrence College is known for its academic uniqueness and community. The education system here is overall excellent. It's flexible and engaging because your professor creates a creative environment. Aside from academics, I made some lifelong friends, had fun memories, and built relationships with my professors. However, here, college is what you make it. There is absolutely no social setting here that makes sense after COVID-19, it's just frustrating to go out with friends with no plans. The diversity lacks tremulously. Thus, I want to see more people of color on campus who look like me. Like, hello can we get Multicultural departments like Afro- Studies. Overall, The beautiful campus, lovely faces, and the community here will draw you in and if you work hard at Sarah Lawrence College I promise you the opportunities are endless here.
The professors are the only thing that make this school tolerable. They are absolutely, without a doubt, the best professors in the country. I've loved every class I've taken here, and I have yet to meet a professor I didn't like. However, I've never encountered a worse administration. They have no regard for their students' wellbeing. The food regularly gives people food poisoning, and students have found bugs, rocks, etc. in their meals. The housing situation is a disaster, especially the housing selection process. There is no priority order for class selection, and the class registration process is also a mess (though the interviews for classes are so valuable). There is not enough staff in any administrative department, and many are covering multiple departments with clear conflicts of interest. So far, admin has refused to hear any complaints or take any suggestions from students. So, if you can tolerate literally everything else about the school, the education is phenomenal.