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Reviews 627 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing I've seen are very similar to each other, in location and style. Pricing seems to be reasonable.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food is really great in a lot of off-campus dining venues, but it is often also very expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: For the most part the campus security is just interested in maintaining our safety and not disturbing our social or academic scenes. The administration seems interested in working with students.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The college admin were very willing to work with me to ensure that I received the necessary financial aid to attend the college.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't always parties to participate in on the weekends. But when there are, they can be fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a diverse amount of venues at which to eat, but the food quality is poor most of the time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is very good; I have a lot of space and a kitchen, which is close to ideal. However, the location of my housing is not ideal: I have a long walk to classes. Also some of the facilities are out of order quite often.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In one semester I have heard of 3 sex crimes and 1 hate/race crime. The school tries to put a stop to any crime on campus, but it's not working well.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Yonkers can be sketchy at some points, but Bronxville is nice - just expensive. It's very easy to get into the city. Not much really goes on though around town, you have to go into the city. There is mall very close to campus in Yonkers.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek Life. Some people pretend to be Greeks, but there is no real officiation on Campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are some good house parties, but for real parties take the train into the city. Never go to the Blue Room.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The school works with a few restaurants nearby so that you can use your ID card to pay for food, which is nice. If you want fancy food go to Bronxville, if you want cheap and easy food go to Yonkers.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Hill House, which I really enjoy. It's communal living with a kitchen in every suite and a grocery store downstairs. It's a little old, so it may look run-down, but I really enjoy it. It's also close to the gym. But it is the building furthest away from classes, so that's unfortunate.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: With the relative closeness of New York City, it is easy to find off campus housing. There are also the options of living in Bronxville or Yonkers. This gives many off-campus options.

4 College Junior

Administration: The administration has the typical red tape that most institutions have, but at Sarah Lawrence they are much more approachable. You can easily get an appointment with a Dean and they will remember your face and name. The administration is very involved and are quick to address issues within the community. Sarah Lawrence's administration isn't punitive at all and is all about student personal growth.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I'm really not sure about the off campus housing. I've heard of some pretty great situations also some pretty horrible ones. You honestly just need to do your own research.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life on campus. Period. Do not come here if that's what you want in your college experience, you will be very disappointed.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It;s pretty average campus housing. Some of the dorms are pretty interesting because they're in these old mansions on campus. Most First Years are housed in Hill House, an apartment building the school bought. Some of the apartments are renovated and have a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, for Freshman housing it's pretty great. There are some hidden gems on campus, but you really don't have many options until you're an upperclassmen.

5 College Junior

Local Area: Sarah Lawrence is very close to New York City. There are two train stations close to the school, both within walking distance. The school also runs a shuttle to the Bronxville train station starting around 5pm. Many students go into the city often during the weekend. The close proximity to the city is something that brings a lot of students to the school.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Sarah Lawrence is trying to boost their athletic program, which they are doing slowly but surely. But the best teams on campus are really the swim team and softball. Sarah Lawrence just became division 3

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Bronxville is a tiny town and everything tends to close around 8 or 9. There are some pretty good resturants, only thing is that it's quite expensive because of the neighborhood. Though Park Place Bagels is tops. Cross County Mall has tons of chain option and is definitely better on a student budget.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I honestly don't know too much about off campus housing. But of my friends who live off campus they love the ability to not live on campus and they're since lose proximity that it's not a hike from campus to home.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics here are amazing. Each professor is dedicated to your learning. It all depends on whether or not you can handle a non traditional style of learning. We only take 3 classes a semester, unless you're a third, but these 3 classes require a lot, yet manageable, of work. Each class is a concentration in that field, except most sciences, so you're taking "English 101" you're taking "Latin American Literature in the 20th Century".

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major, writing, is pretty common. Being at Sarah Lawrence every class is pretty writing intensive. But the writing classes definitely challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and learn who you are as a writer.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The campus food has gotten a lot better since last year. especially the Pub, with it's new design to the layout and teh menu things are looking up. Bates, is still bates. It has it's good days and bad days.

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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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