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
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Sarah Lawrence College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708

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
1170-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Sarah Lawrence College

Cost

Net Price
$37,422/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,373/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,067/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,389/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,342/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,400/ year

Academics

Professors
B
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,327Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Rich Hipster
    39%
  • Intellectual hipster
    22%
  • Very studious
    22%
  • Bougie
    11%
  • Slacker
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
53%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    31%
  • Progressive
    31%
  • Open-minded
    19%
  • Close-minded
    13%
  • Weird
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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SLC has great alumni, a surprisingly well rounded education for choosing all ur classes and also randomly being assigned ones. It's perk are it's faculty and proximity to NY even though it's closeness is frequently exaggerated. If you aren't from the Midwest, here for theatre, or for aesthetic, you're here because of academics. Do not come here if you expect to have a healthy social life. Academics aren't meaninglessly rigorous. It is a great place if you love art. People definitely misjudge it by the average salary of grads. The connections to jobs are excellent but most people decide to work as artists or activists. However, the party scene is abysmal and so as all of the food. The school will do anything for more money and neglects disabled students. DS is one person! The campus is inaccessible and so is Bronxville. I'm not saying don't come here if you're disabled, but the school pretty much doesn't want to accommodate you if you are.
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Sarah Lawrence College has a unique education system that consists of thirds, or three subjects a year. However, there are music, dance, and theater thirds that comprise of components that make up that third. Also, instead of final exams, most classes have conference papers, which are papers ranging from 20-50 pages on an independently researched topic in relation to the class. The professors here are incredible and despite the small size of the college, there are a lot of opportunities offered that a lot of bigger universities don't even have. It's a great place if you're used to having more independence as it is not a very structured school. However, if you're good with a more independent study feel, are open-minded, and love to write, this is the place to be.
There are a lot of things about Sarah Lawrence that I love. The small class sizes, the dedicated professors, the passionate student body, and the conference work fit my academic and intellectual needs perfectly. That being said, the 15 credits cap can be limiting, there are members of the administration that are often indifferent and occasionally incompetent, and the infrequency with which most classes meet is frustrating given the high tuition and alienating given the limited options for alternative forms of socialization (there is no greek life and no student center).