Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$57,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
44%
600-699
46%
500-599
10%
700-800
30%
600-699
43%
500-599
25%
400-499
2%
30-36
51%
24-29
46%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

25%

male

75%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,152
Declined 1,911
Total Received 4,063
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Private

1,433

undergraduate students

237

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,670
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational

44-acre, suburban campus in Bronxville (population: 6,547), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY
10703-5999

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • VOX: Voices of Planned Parenthood
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Green Rights Organization for the World (GROW)
  • SLC Food & Justice Coalition

Top Events

  • Fall Formal
  • Spring Formal
  • Winter Carnival and Student Organization Fair

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 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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
67%
Top 1/2
93%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
44%
600-699
46%
500-599
10%
700-800
30%
600-699
43%
500-599
25%
400-499
2%
30-36
51%
24-29
46%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.72

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,152
Declined 1,911
Total Received 4,063

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$1,479

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,020
Room & board $15,820
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $600
Other fees $800
Total $74,740
Average Financial Aid - $1,479
Total with Avg. Aid $73,261
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Soccer, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Squash, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
American History (United States)
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian History
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European History
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
Gay/Lesbian Studies
General Literature
Geography
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Economy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Air force ROTC

1,670

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

1,433
students

Female
75%
1,072

Male
25%
361

14%

237
students

Female
85%
201

Male
15%
36

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,421
students

Female
75%
1,061

Male
25%
360

1%

12
students

Female
92%
11

Male
8%
1

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

29

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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