Sarah Lawrence College

472 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

472 reviews
  • Excellent
    56
  • Very Good
    167
  • Average
    183
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    18
Great Professors and Academic Freedom – Great if you are interested in a liberal arts education. The professors couldn't be more accessible and engaged. There is no core curriculum and there is an emphasis on independent study, so your academics are really what you make of it-- driven students can use this freedom to get a specialized education not possible elsewhere. Some really amazing professors, too.

Cons: Complete lack of a competitive atmosphere means students lean toward lazy. Though you can often find inclusive, fascinating conversations in the Teahaus, some students bring down the level of classroom conversation by consistently being unprepared. This usually occurs in your First Year Studies class and large lectures. However, if you choose interesting classes and teachers, you will often get amazing group chemistry and discussions. Many students are very intelligent and devoted. And most lazy students get weeded out or change their tune by junior year-- I definitely grew out of it!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 23 2011
In Depth Analysis.. The academics here are top-notch. Unfortunately a lot of the student body does not take advantage of how incredible it truly is. The professors are excellent -- all are well accomplished and enthusiastic about the material. Students here meet with their professors one-on-one every other week for seminar classes..which is intimidating and challenging, but very enriching.It is modeled after the Oxford system of education (there is also an Oxford program here as well which I have heard only good things about) I was at the top of my class in high school, and I picked this school simply because of the quality of the academics. They are very in depth. At most schools, the subject is skimmed, but here it is thoroughly discussed. The professors really care about you, and they really want you to understand what they are teaching. No one goes unnoticed! The academics are rigorous, but if you want an excellent education than Sarah Lawrence is the place for you.


  • College Freshman
  • Nov 13 2010
Housing basically goes like this.

If your a freshman, your getting the worst of the worst (unless you have super luck or something).

The housing lottery is completely random and favors those who in higher years. basically you get a number at random and that is your number in line for getting to choose a room from the remaining places.

Rule for freshman, to have a room that doesn't suck, ask in preferences to have a quiet non smoking room. you will have tighter restrictions meaning you can't really hold house parties in your awesome room, but that's what your friends rooms are for. If you are to become a sophomore or higher, get Lynd anex top floor double room! Seriously! best room on the whole campus, its like a mini apartment all to yourself (and what ever buddy/ partner you are sharing it with).

General quality is okay, rooms won't fall apart (until a party night where you inevitably break some of it). as for cleanliness. That's all on you. buy a broom and mop, cause every mess you make you clean.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 3 2014