Sarah Lawrence College campus

Overview

Applicants
2,814
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.58

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 680
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 700
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
January 1

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.5:1
Total Faculty
295
with Terminal Degree
207

153
Women
142
Men
54
International
52
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Simply put, Sarah Lawrence College is "a school that gives you the tools to open the world." Though that may sound like a grand assertion, it can be attributed (at least partially) to the fact that Sarah Lawrence has few requirements. Therefore, a Sarah Lawrence education is "self directed," allowing a new generation of "independent" thinkers to flourish. Additionally, undergrads here truly love the "fact that most of the classes are discussion based rather than just lectures." Ultimately, this "provide[s] students with a deeper understanding and experience of the topics offered." The college places a significant "emphasis on study abroad" as well.

Across the board, Sarah Lawrence students affirm that the "professors are the best thing about this school." It certainly helps that "they are truly enthralled by what they are teaching." An international studies major colorfully explains, "It is like watching a little kid in a candy shop when you watch them talk about [their discipline]." More importantly, if "you show that you're interested and engaged, they will really help you out when you need it." One thrilled undergrad elaborates, "At Sarah Lawrence College, the professors became my mentors. They were there for me since the beginning of the first day of my freshman year. They help me to chart out my future while allowing me to explore the breadth and depth of my intellectual curiosity."


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


JJ Abrams
Creator/Producer/Director

Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago

Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist

Meredith Monk
Performance Artist

Vera Wang
Fashion Designer

Julianna Margulies
Actress

Ann Patchett
Author

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$37,713

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$35,239

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,463

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,334

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$32,120

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,348
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

4.52%
Asian
3.90%
African-American
10.37%
Hispanic
52.92%
Caucasian
8.11%
Unknown
12.78%
International

72% female
28% male
79% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Sarah Lawrence students have "a reputation for being weird, arty types" and many here affirm that that is "to a certain extent true." More importantly, they also tend to be "really smart and genuinely interested in their studies." As one content English lit major explains, "This is the kind of school where you go to a party and end up having an interesting conversation about your conference work with someone you've never met." Most individuals at Sarah Lawrence "have a wide variety of interests" as well. One thrilled student explains, "My roommate studies physics and creative writing and I have other friends who have concentrated on similarly disparate subjects and found ways to weave the two together." Undergrads also describe their peers as being "very liberal," and that the campus community overall is "very friendly to LGBT students." Many also note that Sarah Lawrence has a "particularly large trans population" as well. Hence, it's none too surprising to hear that it's "a very socially conscious campus, and [students] pay a lot of attention to current issues." Another undergrad shares, "We feel very passionate about our world, and participate in a lot of events and rallies for social change." And an experimental psychology student humorously concludes, "We're the island of misfit toys, but we all somehow fit in with each other."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
83%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Given that Sarah Lawrence seems to attract academically-minded students, it's none too surprising that most individuals here are "generally very happy and passionate about their classes." Hence, they spend "a lot of time…studying." Of course, even these intellectual undergrads need to kick back every now and again. Thankfully, the school sponsors a number of fun activities such as the "college basketball contest, health fair, winter carnival, writing workshop, and free lectures to name a few." Additionally, the "Activities Council hosts [numerous] movies, and [undergrads] are often hired to DJ at the Blue Room, the [hot] student [spot] for dance[s]." Further, while Sarah Lawrence does have a party scene, we've been told that it's quite "low key and chill." Parties generally comprise of "talking and drinking…no keggers or ragers" here. Finally, students often head into Bronxville "and have a coffee or just walk around on a nice day." Or they'll take advantage of Sarah Lawrence's close proximity to New York City, which is only a 30 minute train ride away. Who could resist?

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
77
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

10% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Gryphons)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Gryphons)
8 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball


Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
5

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Linda Bloom
Visitor Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

Phone
800-888-2858

Email
slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campbell Sports Center
Tea Haus
The Pub at the Siegel Center
Library
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
The Black Squirrel and The Blue Room are popular student social spaces.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
The Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
Broadway (NYC)
Cross County Mall (Yonkers)
Ridge Hill Shopping Center
Bronxville has a Starbucks, Slave to the Grind Coffee and Tea House, several cozy restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores,and pharmacies within walking distance or via campus shuttle.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Optional Saturdays
9am-5pm
800-888-2858

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm ; Sat 9am-4pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:30 and 1:30 Monday-Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
To contact Coach go to: http://gogryphons.com/staff.aspx?&tab=3 t

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
dmccue@sarahlawrence.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
The preferred way to arrange for a class visit is to go to https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/admission/visit/

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
1-night stay Mon-Thurs nights only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
LaGuardia Airport is 18 miles (a 25-minute drive) from campus. Various trip services are dispatched from the ground transportation booths located behind baggage claim areas in all major airports. Private sedans, vans and limousines are offered, as are scheduled shuttles to Manhattan and Westchester locations and shared door-to-door service. New York Airport Service runs buses between LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports and several points in midtown Manhattan. Service is frequent and boarding points at airline terminals are clearly marked. For those who wish to make connections with Metro-North commuter trains, a stop is conveniently located at Park Avenue across from Grand Central Station. For fare and schedule information go to www.nyairportservice.com. During the week, Metro-North Railroad, Harlem Line commuter trains run every half-hour between 6:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. weekdays and hourly on weekends. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to the Bronxville Station. Purchase your round-trip tickets at the station to avoid an extra charge. Please call Metro-North at 1-800-METROGO (1-800-638-7646), visit their web site or inquire at the information booth in Grand Central Terminal for exact schedule and fare information. Taxi service is available at the Bronxville Station for the short ride to the College (ask to be taken to the Westlands Building to reach the Admission Office).

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take any of the following to New York's Cross-County Pkwy.: I-87 (NY State Thruway), Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., Hutchinson River Pkwy., or Sprain Brook Pkwy. From the Thruway and the Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., head east on the Cross-County Pkwy. and exit at Kimball Ave. Turn left on Kimball to the second traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd. From the Hutchinson River and Sprain Brook Parkways, head west on the Cross-County Pkwy. to Exit 5. Make a short right on Midland Ave. to Kimball Ave.; turn left on Kimball to the first traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd.

Local Accommodations
The Following hotels have offered discounts to people visiting SLC. Please check with the individual hotel for availability and the specifics of their offer. You must state that you are with Sarah Lawrence College or ask for the Sarah Lawrence College corporate rate when making reservations: Royal Regency Hotel (2.1 miles), 165 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, 10710, 914-476-6200; Ramada Yonkers (2.4 miles), 125 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, NY 10710, 914-476-3800; Resident Inn by Marriott, New Rochelle, (5.2 miles), 35 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-636-7888; Radisson Hotel New Rochelle, (5.3 miles), 1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-576-3700; Hampton Inn & Suites Yonkers, (5.8 miles), 160 Corporate Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-377-1144; Residence Inn Yonkers, (5.8 miles), 7 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-476-4600; For additional places to stay as well as additional information about visiting the Westchester County and New York City areas please go to the official tourism websites. Westchester County: http://tourism.westchestergov.com/ New York City: http://www.nycvisit.com .