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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
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 1,384 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Sarah Lawrence acceptance rate is 53%. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 79% of students, Sarah Lawrence alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Sarah Lawrence College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1240-1410
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$39,371/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,916/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,384Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
15
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Rich Hipster
    35%
  • Very studious
    22%
  • Intellectual hipster
    17%
  • Bougie
    13%
  • Nerdy
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Slacker
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
58%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    33%
  • Progressive
    24%
  • Open-minded
    19%
  • Close-minded
    10%
  • Weird
    10%
  • breathes negativity
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Sarah Lawrence College strives to connect with each and every individual student and prospective student. Upon receiving my acceptance letter, my heart was warmed to see a handwritten note on the bottom quoting the first sentence of my college essay and expressing excitement for me to join the community. When I received an invitation to an accepted students day, it was made personal by talking about my major and hometown. The small class sizes and "don" (mentor) system crystalize how valued the individual student is at Sarah Lawrence. You are a name not a number!
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I have loved my academic experience at SLC so much! The student to professor ratio is unparalleled. The course is laborious, but when you are studying something of interest, the work isn't as bad. The professors actually care about you and your academic success, which is really nice when you're having a hard time with the material. I've already learned a lot in my field, and I feel like this experience is unlike any other university. The dorms are okay--depending on the building. Hill House is okay, but can feel isolated due to the location. Taylor is a typical dorm. There are other options, but the with housing lottery can be tough to get where you prefer to live. There are several places within walking distance to eat and shop. The train station is within walking distance, and it's only a 30 minute ride to NYC.
This school has freedom within its curriculum: Students are able to choose courses which adhere to their passions. In my case, I was very adamant on finding a school that offered both Russian and Animation. I thought this was impossible until I found Sarah Lawrence College. SLC not only offers both subjects, but is flexible enough that you can study in both departments simultaneously if the courses' class times don't interfere. However, I can vouch that Animation does not match its Russian counterpart. Few faculty members teach it. Compare this to an art school or a university with an animation department: there, a multitude of faculty teach the subject. Multiple faculty allows multiple conduits from which you can learn the art form. Thus, you develop a unique artistic voice. This is crucial to any kind of art study. Additionally, there are only entry level courses: Beginners enter into the same classes with the more advanced. Thus, advanced students re-learn previously taught topics.