Tuition & Fees

$55,900

$55,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
18%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
33%
18-23
3%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
57%
18-23
19%
12-17
6%
30-36
40%
24-29
56%
18-23
2%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

28%

male

72%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,589
Declined + 1,479
Total Received 3,068
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Private (nonprofit)

1,438

undergraduate students

298

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2810
ACT 2810

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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 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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Location

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 1,736
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
34%
400-499
6%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
18%
400-499
3%
300-399
1%
30-36
63%
24-29
33%
18-23
3%
12-17
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
57%
18-23
19%
12-17
6%
30-36
40%
24-29
56%
18-23
2%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
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

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,589
Declined + 1,479
Total Received 3,068

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

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,319

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,440
Room $10,130
Board $1,330
Additional fees $1,460
Total $67,360
Average Financial Aid - $37,319
Total with Avg. Aid $30,041

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,215,031
State $214,081
Institutional $26,113,384
Other external $450,276
Total $27,992,772

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,500
Institutional $5,444,547
Other external $410,137
Total $5,856,184
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

State aid form
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 914 395-2570
F: 914 395-2676
finaid@slc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Nicholas Salinas
Director of Financial Aid
nsalinas@sarahlawrence.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dance Team, Fencing, Floor Hockey, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Triathlon, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Kristin Maile (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Physical Education
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

1,736

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

1,438
students

Female
72%
1,030

Male
28%
408

17%

298
students

Female
85%
253

Male
15%
45

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,411
students

Female
72%
1,010

Male
28%
401

2%

27
students

Female
75%
20

Male
25%
7

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Student Break-down

13%
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
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
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

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

82%

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: March 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

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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