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
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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
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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

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
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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
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  • 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
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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.
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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.
The location of the college is perfect, Bronxville is cute and just a 20 minute walk and the Cross County Mall is 20 min away walk, as well. And it's just a 40 minute train ride to the city. Unfortunately, there are many drawbacks. For one, the entire campus needs to be updated, everything is falling apart. The food is the same all the time and the quality is poor. It is likely you will get bumped from a class, then you will have little to no options that you'll like and that'll fit with your schedule. I found it very difficult to get a good job on campus--and I'm on work-study!! Doesn't feel like there are a lot of resources on campus if you feel dissatisfied with life there. There are zero activities or involvement events for freshmen to make the transition easier that are actually fun and worth going to.