Local Atmosphere

Location
Bronxville, NY
Undergrads
1,374
Tuition
$46,924
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bronxville is super cute. There are great restaurants, they can be expensive but worth it. The locals are very conservative while the students are liberal so there lies the tension between the parties.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Closest school is probably NYU, not much interaction

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Bronxville is a small, wealthy town that does not have much in it and Yonkers can be sketchy at times, but as more to offer in terms of variety and culture.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Sarah Lawrence students are isolated from the village of Bronxville and the city of Yonkers. There are not many nearby schools. If there are SLC kids will still don't give a sh*t because they think they are the best(sadly me too).

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere right next to campus is nothing more than average. Bronxville is a quaint suburb with no fast-food restaurants and no evidence of the fact that it's only several miles from the metropolis that is NYC. With that in mind, there are some very nice (albeit expensive) restaurants in Bronxville and there's a nice bookstore and a solid coffee place (Slave to the Grind). If you want a mall, there's one in Yonkers (Cross County) and both Bronxville and Yonkers have movie theaters. There isn't too much to do in either town, but again, SLC is located pretty close to the city. A two way trip to the city is around $15-16, but that's not too bad and there's plenty to do there.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jess Unger
Hometown
Lovettsville, VA
Major
Politics
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You may find yourself trapped between two unfriendly opposites while at SLC. If you walk in one direction, you’ll hit Bronxville, a ritzy town with showcase windows, high-priced boutiques, and a bustling train station. Walk two miles in the other direction, and you’ll find yourself in Yonkers, a working-class suburb. Collectively, Yonkers and Bronxville may have all the components of a good college town—taverns, banks, pharmacies, movie theaters, supermarkets, a hospital, a library, thrift shops, and places to buy beer, cigarettes, and junk food. But neither town is a good fit for the unconventional personalities of SLC students. Campus often clears out on weekends, as students flee to NYC for entertainment as well as hospitality.

Cultural claustrophobia aside, you can’t go wrong with Lawrence Hospital’s Bargain Box, a thrift shop on Palmer Avenue, and you’ll definitely fulfill all your shopping needs at Cross County Shopping Center's dozens of shops and department stores. Want some peace and quiet? Then stroll along the Bronx River Pathway Trails that wind through Bronxville. And if you don’t feel like trekking to NYC to catch the latest artsy independent film, chances are it’s playing at Clearview’s Bronxville Cinemas.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. The 2008 film "Baby Mama" was partly filmed on Legget Road in Bronxville.
  2. The first game of golf was played in Yonkers in 1888.
Notable Natives
  • Frank Abagnale Jr. - subject of the film "Catch Me if You Can"
  • Don DeLillo - writer
  • Francis William Edmonds - painter
  • Michael Gates Gill - author of "How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else"
  • Roger Goodell - commissioner of the NFL
  • John F. Kennedy - 35th president of the United States of America
  • Dennis Ritchie - one of the creators of Unix and the C programming language
Local Slang
  • B-Ville: Bronxville
  • The Hutch: Nearby Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Yonkiz, Yonkuz: Yonkers
Points of Interest
  • Bronxville Farmers' Market
  • Downtown Bronxville
  • Glenview Mansion
  • Lenoir Preserve
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Untermyer Park and Gardens
  • Van Cortland Park
  • Village Library
Shopping Centers
  • Cross County Shopping Center
  • Downtown Bronxville
Movie Theaters
Clearview's Bronxville Cinemas
84 Kraft Ave.
Bronxville
(914) 961-4036
Movie Theaters
Cross County Multiplex Cinemas
2 South Dr.
Yonkers
(800) 315-4000
Major Sports Teams
  • New York Giants: NFL
  • New York Islanders: NHL
  • New York Jets: NFL
  • New York Knicks: NBA
  • New York Mets: MLB
  • New York Rangers: NHL
  • New York Yankees: MLB
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
New York City: : 25 minutes
Did You Know?
Bronxville used to have the name "Underhill's Crossing."

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 20 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 63% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 37% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 0% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 19 responses

  • 32% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 58% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 11% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 19 responses

  • 32% No way.
  • 68% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 0% Totally.

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