Location
Bronxville, NY
Undergrads
1,374
Tuition
$46,924
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 565 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Scholarships: I didn't go through the financial aid process.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: There was a reputation in the 90's and prior of SLC being a liberal, hands-off institution when it came to policing students. This has changed entirely since the early 2000's.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is gorgeous & dramatic, but this is not a school where people date steadily.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics are, hands-down, the reason people come to Sarah Lawrence. The faculty is one-of-a-kind and rated the best in the country by the Princeton Review.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: The Conference System is based on the Oxford Tutorial Model. Each class has two components: the communal class and coursework, and then an independent project you work on during the semester independently with the professor.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town/village of Bronxville is apathetic toward the community of students and faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. The town is highly affluent, and is frequently referred to as the students as a place where distasteful people come to retire. That being said, it is a quaint little hamlet.

College Junior

Athletics: Athletics honestly just aren't the point at Sarah Lawrence.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Parking: a lot of spaces for parking. it is one of the best things.

5 College Freshman

Academics: challenging and inspiring i would say. Professors are the best. you get attention, and you need to work hard.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: For a small and art school like sarah lawrence. WE are making huge progress on sports. first joining division3 then the Skyline Conference, slc is going on the right way. the sports center is amazing!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The teachers. The faculty here can't compare to any other school in the world.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Don't be afraid to ask for more, if you need it. And do so as early as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm so glad to be studying here. We don't have majors, so it gives me the freedom of focusing on the many things I like to do, and still try new things when I have the time in my schedule. I plan on becoming an author, and the fiction workshop are great (if you really put in the effort). I'm also interesting in languages, and I love that we have tutorials outside of class, conferences with teachers, and even language tables to practice during lunch. I would definitely do it all over again, because you can't get this kind of education anywhere else.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: The most important criteria for admission is knowing what you want. This doesn't mean knowing what you want to be, or knowing which career path you'll choose, but knowing the things you like, don't like, and being open to trying new things. Really, just be yourself.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computer lab is a bit small, but most people use their laptops anyway. Printing is a bit expensive, especially when you have a class (like a ficiton workshop) where you have to print several copies for each students, once or twice a semester. For the most part, internet connection is pretty good, and we don't have too many problems with it.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing and one's experience with it greatly depends on where you live, and with whom. As for the housing process, the odds of petititons and receiving what you want gets better and better with each year you stay on campus. In the beginning, it's tough since the sophmore lottery date is the last one, which mean you get the last choices. But for the most part, you're still left with decent choices.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Sarah Lawrence is definitely the place for people who are different than the average. As far as I've seen, all kinds of people are accepted on campus, not only by students, but teachers and staff members as well. I haven't had or seen any challenges in terms of ethnic, racial, or economic background, other than the fact that, because this school is so expensive, it tends to be difficult to get enough scholarship to afford it.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics here are amazing, psych is amazing, the professors are so great, the workload is a lot, curriculum is interesting and personalized, facilities are good enough.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I dont have any personal experiences with this, however, it is a city very close to New York City, so housing is going to be expensive, small, with bad parking and it might be hard to get.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printers are limited, computer labs are usually crowded, especially towards the ends of semesters. The internet is usually great, but there have been issues lately.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I know some people have had horrible experiences, mine have been ok, but still a headache. But I'm still able to come back. Being an RA has helped a lot too, but I've had to find off campus jobs to help supplement

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some REALLY great places, the only problem is the better the place is, the more expensive it is. Only a handful do delivery.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: At least for me, in the psychology department, I'm loving the faculty and my classes a lot. In terms of admission, it's really about being a good fit for Sarah Lawrence. That's the most important thing, that and writing.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: The psych faculty is amazing, they're all very, very smart, very helpful and kind, and just great. I've had a fabulous experience in the psych department. Internships and jobs are more of an independent process.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bronxville is close enough to the city to make getting there easy, without it being in the center of the city, which is great for me.

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Jess Unger
Hometown
Lovettsville, VA
Major
Politics
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SLC is a magnet for students who want, above all other things, to be well-educated. Careers, money, and business are seen as secondary in comparison to the joy of learning. The one-of-a-kind curriculum gives you the freedom to choose what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. Many students come to Sarah Lawrence unsure of their futures, and many graduate feeling no less disoriented. Yet, it’s agreed that the SLC program, with its distinctive philosophy of academics, is a life-changing experience. After all, being a student here equals spending four years immersed in a community of intellectual young people and world-renowned professors.

What students report as the biggest setback is the anemic social scene. Nightlife is nearly nonexistent. Traditionally, SLC students are introspective, private, and socially-awkward people. Loners are abundant, as are small, insular cliques. The severe lack of ethnic or political diversity means that there may be too many like-minded people for the College’s own good. Further complicating the situation is the often unfriendly off-campus neighborhood, which causes many students to feel trapped on campus. And it’s hard to dismiss the staggeringly high tuition prices. Still, the retention rate is high; students seem determined to manage with the College’s weaknesses for the vast benefit of its unique strengths.

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