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.
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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.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.44 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.
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.