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.
Sarah Lawrence College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.45 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Sarah Lawrence College Reviews
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!
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.