Skip to Main Content
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
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
52%
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
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,897/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,934/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,563/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,363/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,500/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,113/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Affordable fixed or variable rates
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Learn More
  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
  • Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
Do You Work at Sarah Lawrence College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,417Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Rich Hipster
    38%
  • Very studious
    24%
  • Intellectual hipster
    19%
  • Bougie
    14%
  • Slacker
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
56%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    32%
  • Progressive
    26%
  • Open-minded
    16%
  • Close-minded
    11%
  • Weird
    11%
  • breathes negativity
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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
Colleges like Sarah Lawrence College
More

Sarah Lawrence College Reviews

496 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Sarah Lawrence College
Rate It!
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.
SLC provides an intimate and personalized education, and forces you to engage with your studies. Students that need structure, external motivation, or sports/Greek social life may not be a fit. But if you take advantage it, the access to professors will allow you to learn much more than you can at big schools. For example, I took two years of beginning French at SLC and then placed into graduate-level courses. This was because I was forced to speak French one-on-one with my professor from the first day of class. I also improved my writing and analytical skills, key in my career (law). The school's name recognition also gave me a leg up professionally. Above all, I got confidence to find my own way intellectually and personally, knowing that failure and success are both part of a fulfilling life. The school’s slogan used to be “you are different, so are we”; it certainly is. For intellectual adventurers who want to find their own path, Sadie Lou is a special place.