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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
After Sarah Lawrence College
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
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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.
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).