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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.40 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Sarah Lawrence College Reviews
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.
My first year at Sarah Lawrence was a very rough experience. While the professors are good (at least from what I’ve heard; I only had one professor that I really loved, and they were a temporary staff member), you can only have 3 classes at a time, unless you pay extra for a fourth course, which feels like a major restriction to education. The main problem, however, was the campus culture. Drug use is rampant, which isn’t unexpected for a college, but the problem is that it isn’t just weed and alcohol; there’s coke, methalyne, LSD... And the people themselves can be very fake. If you’re really into theatre/music/art, then maybe that will make it worth it for you.
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.