Sarah Lawrence College

474 reviews
  1. Bronxville, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Sarah Lawrence College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Division III Independents
Address
One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708
Website

Sarah Lawrence College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$35,888/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,688/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,649/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,073/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,197/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,056/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,415Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Rich Hipster
    35%
  • Intellectual hipster
    24%
  • Very studious
    24%
  • Bougie
    12%
  • Slacker
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
51%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    33%
  • Progressive
    33%
  • Open-minded
    20%
  • Close-minded
    13%

After Sarah Lawrence College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

474 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    168
  • Average
    183
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    18
The academics at SLC are incredible. You have to be very self-motivated, and if you're not you'll basically just flounder and leave with nothing to offer, but if you're looking to truly learn as much as you can about a variety of topics that you couldn't study anywhere else, this is the place. Professors, with only a few exceptions, are incredibly passionate and dedicated. Almost all classes are small seminars. There is a lecture requirement, but even lectures are typically only around 50 students and include biweekly smaller group meetings with the professor. For seminars, you complete a conference project for each course, which involves meeting with the professor every other week and developing an intensive research project related to the course but incorporating other interests. This typically culminates in a big research paper, but I've also seen projects range from an interpretive dance about plants to the design of a full anti-bullying course for elementary schoolers. Long story short, you really get to know and develop relationships with professors, and can explore pretty much anything you want to academically.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
The academics at SLC are incredible. You have to be very self-motivated, and if you're not you'll basically just flounder and leave with nothing to offer, but if you're looking to truly learn as much as you can about a variety of topics that you couldn't study anywhere else, this is the place. Professors, with only a few exceptions, are incredibly passionate and dedicated. Almost all classes are small seminars. There is a lecture requirement, but even lectures are typically only around 50 students and include biweekly smaller group meetings with the professor. For seminars, you complete a conference project for each course, which involves meeting with the professor every other week and developing an intensive research project related to the course but incorporating other interests. This typically culminates in a big research paper, but I've also seen projects range from an interpretive dance about plants to the design of a full anti-bullying course for elementary schoolers. Long story short, you really get to know and develop relationships with your professors, and can explore pretty much anything you want to academically.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
I had four of the best professors SLC has to offer my first year. My Don is incredible and has impacted my experience for the better. SLC prides itself on its diversity, liberalism, and discussion but refuses to acknowledge any other way of thought as valid. An atmosphere of former victims of bullying and rich kids who are self titled "Starving Artists" makes any discussion one minded with little space for discourse. If you disagree, you're automatically some kind of phobic. You can come in thinking you're liberal and socially conscious but if you have common sense and aren't LGBTQIA+, your orientation can be used against you to invalidate any observation you may have- no matter how backed up and logical it may be.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago