Tuition & Fees

$53,704

$53,704

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

28%

72%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,502
Declined + 1,312
Total Received 2,814
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Private (nonprofit)

1,348

undergraduate students

295

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 2810
ACT 2810

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
54%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
21%
600-699
44%
500-599
30%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
18%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
64%
24-29
24%
18-23
12%
30-36
17%
24-29
65%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
46%
18-23
7%
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Fun Facts

  • Scenic Sarah Lawrence College appears in many books, either as a setting or a destination for its characters, including Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger.
  • Shrewish character Kat Stratford, played by Julia Stiles, wishes to attend and is accepted by Sarah Lawrence College in the 1999 movie 10 Things I Hate About You. In real life, Stiles' costar Larisa Oleynik graduated from the school in 2004.
  • What do TV characters Eric van der Woodsen (Gossip Girl), Lloyd Lee (Entourage), and Karen Walker (Will & Grace) have in common? They all "attended" Sarah Lawrence College!

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School Facts

Sarah Lawrence College, founded in 1926, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college. Its campus is located in Bronxville, New York.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,643
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Bronxville, NY

44-acre, suburban campus in Westchester County (Yonkers population: 200,807), just north of New York City. Major airport, bus, and train serve New York City; smaller airport serves White Plains (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
28%
600-699
54%
500-599
15%
400-499
3%
700-800
21%
600-699
44%
500-599
30%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
18%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
64%
24-29
24%
18-23
12%
30-36
17%
24-29
65%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
30-36
47%
24-29
46%
18-23
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,502
Declined + 1,312
Total Received 2,814

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Gayles
Director of Admission
P: 800 888-2858
F: 914 395-2515
slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,255,660
State $199,038
Institutional $24,828,858
Other external $445,465
Total $26,729,021

Non-need-based

Federal $29,950
State $1,005
Institutional $4,269,479
Other external $393,652
Total $4,694,086

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
equestrian sports
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference
Mascot
Gryphons
School colors
hunter green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Art of Teaching
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Child Development
Classics
Computer Science
Dance
Design Studies
Economics
Environmental Studies
Ethnic/Diasporic Studies
Film History/Filmmaking
French
Geography
German
Global Studies
Greek
Health Advocacy
History
Human Genetics
International Studies
Italian
Japanese
LGBT Studies
Latin
Latin American/Latino Studies
Literature
Mathematics
Modern Languages/Literature
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Pre-Medical
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
Russian
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Visual Arts
Women's History
Women's Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

82%

1,348
students

Female
72%
975

Male
28%
373

Graduate

18%

295
students

Female
80%
237

Male
20%
58

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,327
students

Female
73%
960

Male
27%
367

undergraduatePart-time

2%

21
students

Female
72%
15

Male
28%
6

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

58%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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