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Reviews 634 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Freshman

Academics: Sarah Lawrence doesn't have major and that's awesome. You can take any classes you want to.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are amazing. They really want to talk to you and make sure you get what you need out of your classes.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is pretty good about letting people do what they need to do. Just talk to them and you can work something out.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school really tries it's best to get everyone the financial aid they need. I wish I had gotten more, but you really just need to talk to financial aid and they will try to work it out.

College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of different people on campus and it would be unacceptable to rate who they are. There's someone for everyone.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food can be good, when the school is trying to impress people. Otherwise it's alright. The coffee shops are delicious.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics facilities are great, but no one really cares about sports on campus. The school is trying to make a big deal out of it and recruit students since we just got into Division 3, but the majority of students are more focused on academics than athletics.

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.

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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.

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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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