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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
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Sarah Lawrence College Reviews
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.
SLC has unique and specific courses over a variety of academic categories. Being able to delve right into what you want without gen eds is satisfying, and conference projects can be rewarding to finish (even if you procrastinated). Profs are generally great, bar complaints about some weekly workloads. If you combine your lectures + seminars right you won't get overburdened. Campus is gorgeous but inaccessible to those who can't/have difficulty when they walk up steep hills around campus. Everyone can find a reason to complain about dorms but first years can easily live in apartments with full kitchens and bathrooms which is cool. Campus food is alright unless you're a picky eater, then you'll probably be hitting up the salad bar or the pasta OTD every day. Only eat the pizza on weekends when it's regular. There are many clubs + it's easy to start your own. We joke about sports but it's not alienating to actually join a team. If you know where to look for parties, you'll find them.