B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Sarah Lawrence College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708
Website

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
53%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Sarah Lawrence College

Cost

Net Price
$35,888/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,688/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,649/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,073/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,197/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,056/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,415Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Rich Hipster
    35%
  • Intellectual hipster
    24%
  • Very studious
    24%
  • Bougie
    12%
  • Slacker
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    33%
  • Progressive
    33%
  • Open-minded
    20%
  • Close-minded
    13%

After Sarah Lawrence College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Sarah Lawrence College Reviews

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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).
Review Sarah Lawrence College
If reading and thinking and writing and arguing is your thing, Sarah Lawrence may be your college. As I consider my years here, I'm inclined to say that this place has moulded me in a way I once would have scarcely imagined possible. I've been mentored by my professors, made friends for life, and the school's amazing New York City network has offered me internship opportunities that would be the envy of anyone enrolled any institution of higher learning.

SLC doesn't play the college ranking game and so the ranking gods punish it accordingly. But don't be fooled. This place is amazing. If you're the right fit for it, and it's the right fit for you, you won't get a better education anywhere, one that will leave you incredibly well-equipped for grad school, for life, for anything.

P.S. If you're a heterosexual male, btw, SLC could be a particularly savvy choice. Just sayin'... ;-)
The academics at SLC are incredible. You have to be very self-motivated, and if you're not you'll basically just flounder and leave with nothing to offer, but if you're looking to truly learn as much as you can about a variety of topics that you couldn't study anywhere else, this is the place. Professors, with only a few exceptions, are incredibly passionate and dedicated. Almost all classes are small seminars. There is a lecture requirement, but even lectures are typically only around 50 students and include biweekly smaller group meetings with the professor. For seminars, you complete a conference project for each course, which involves meeting with the professor every other week and developing an intensive research project related to the course but incorporating other interests. This typically culminates in a big research paper, but I've also seen projects range from an interpretive dance about plants to the design of a full anti-bullying course for elementary schoolers. Long story short, you really get to know and develop relationships with professors, and can explore pretty much anything you want to academically.