Sarah Lawrence College
- 4 Year
- BRONXVILLE, NY
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade C
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C minus
- Athleticsgrade C minus
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade D+
- Student Lifegrade C
- Safetygrade B
Sarah Lawrence is a private college located in Yonkers, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,512 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sarah Lawrence acceptance rate is 58%. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 76% of students, Sarah Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
Sarah Lawrence College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
94%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
54%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
44%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities295 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
- Rich Hipster32%
- Intellectual hipster21%
- Very studious18%
- Gay Liberal Arts Kid7%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%of students say they don't have Greek life. 36 responses
58%of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 50 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 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 5 566 reviews
My overall experience at Sarah Lawrence College is positive! The community is welcoming and my living conditions were adequate. I have gained a lot of connections at this college and have been involved in a lot of community activities such as seasonal concerts for students to attend as well as Sarah Lawrence's choir and Blues Ensemble. Although I am enjoying myself at Sarah Lawrence College I do see room for improvement to happen within the communities at school; with Sarah Lawrence College being a predominantly white institution, there is a lot of ignorance regarding racial, religious, and gender equity. I am lucky enough to have not faced it with the community I am a part of, but this ignorance bleeds into classes run by racist, homophobic, transphobic, etc. professors who seek little to no want to change. This affects the school community greatly, and needs to change for everyone to work in harmony!
The educational experience at SLC is unmatched. Professors are 100% dedicated. Students are encouraged to create their own path, narrowing their focus of study each semester through independent study (conference work). Campus life is what you make it. Many students opt not to be involved in clubs and activities but they are there if you look for it. The school actually dedicates a considerable amount of funding to student programming; It’s a shame more students don’t take advantage. It’s proximity to NYC paired with its beautiful and secluded suburban setting provides the best of both worlds. Administration is the Achilles heel; pervasive disorganization, lack of responsiveness can be very frustrating. Also campus dining is seriously limited and lackluster. But if you are looking for an educational experience like no other, SLC is the ultimate choice.
I love Sarah Lawrence and couldn't imagine studying anywhere else. My professors are brilliant in their respective fields and their passion is infectious. It's an incredibly sophisticated pedagogical system and for this reason it certainly isn't for MOST students. If you're looking for greek life, or high school 2.0, this isn't it. That aside, it gorgeously caters to those who are intellectually precocious; aspiring academics, directors, artists, writers, and veritable polymaths. For this reason, too, SLC ranks in the top ten for undergraduate colleges who produce the most PhDs. I could sing Old Sadie Lou's praises all day and all night.