Sarah Lawrence College

Campus Description

Located just 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan (New York City) Sarah Lawrence College is a highly selective, coeducational, liberal arts college enrolling 1,348 undergraduates and 295 graduate students from 46 states, territories and DC, as well as citizens of 44 nations. The community is primarily residential, with 83% of undergraduate students living on campus. The College emphasizes independent, interdisciplinary study, which students pursue through courses that combine a small 10 to 15-person seminar with an independent study guided by bi-weekly meetings with the professor. The writing-intensive curriculum includes rigorous programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics, as well as conservatory-level programs in the creative and performing arts. Sarah Lawrence does not offer formal majors; all degrees are Bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and sciences, but students may concentrate in a particular area. Each student has a "don" or academic advisor, in the Oxford-Cambridge tradition, who helps the students design their program of study.

1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708

Toll-free 800.888.2858 or 914.395.2510

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's


Sarah Lawrence College sponsors intercollegiate teams in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's crew, men's and women's cross country, coed equestrian, men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's volleyball. SLC is a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. These teams have active schedules competing against area colleges. The college is a member of the Skyline Conference, the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, and the United States Rowing Association.


Intramural Sports: Coed: basketball, bocce, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, soccer, softball, squash, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.


Club sports: golf.

Physical Education Classes and Activities: softball, tennis, bowling, fencing, swimming, squash and water polo.

Clubs and Activities

AHS Viewing Club, American Sign Language Club, Café Latino, Casa de Esparanza, Chinese Table, Contemporary Film Club, Cu5tom Cr3w, Dark Phrases, Disability Alliance, Enviro-Earth, Environmental Awareness Organization, Gryphon Capital Management, Harambee, Harts for Hope, Health & Science for Kids Afterschool Program, Hillel, Humanitarian Watch, Iglesia Scholars: The Saturday Enrichment Program at Iglesia San Andreas, International Students Union, Kamikazes Anonymous, LARPer’s Union (LARPU), Metaphorical Mayhem, Midnight Cabaret, Model United Nations, Multiracial Students Union, Muslim Students Association, Nippon Japanese Language and Culture Club, PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals), Pre-Medical Club, Queer People of Color (QPOC), Queer Voice Coalition (QVC), Reading Buddies, Sarah Lawrence Activities Council, Sarah Lawrence Christian Union (SLCU), Sarah Lawrence College for Immigration Advocacy, Sarah Lawrence Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), Sarah Lawrence Zine Collective, SLC Comics Club, SLC Dance Team, SLC Development Collective, SLC Drag Union, SLC Martial Arts Club, SLC Rock Climbing Club, SLC Speaks, SLC Stich ‘n Bitch, SLC Students for Animal Rights, SLC Worker’s Justice, SLC++, Spoken Word: Reclaim Your Space, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), The 24 Hour Shakespeare Festival, The Ace Place (TAP) (Asexual Spectrum Student Group), The Annual (Year Book), The Cine-Film Club, The Cliffhanger, The Croaker, The Melancholy Players, The Pheonix, The PHIL Project, The Sarah Lawrence College Literary Review, The Scandal Review, The Screenwriter’s Workshop, The SLC Majors, Trans Action, Trans Space, Treble in Paradise, UUREKA, Violent Violets, Visual Arts Review, Vocal Minority, VOX: Voices of Planned Parenthood, WhovianGoesThere, Women’s Naked Shakespeare, Workers Appreciation Dinner Club, WSLC

Featured Programs

Anita L. Stafford Office of Community Partnerships supports service learning courses and other community-based learning opportunities including a range of student-led initiatives, individual volunteer opportunities, alternative spring break trips, fieldwork placements, summer leadership experiences, pre-orientation and day of service programs, small grants for community projects, an initiative where students build adaptive equipment as well as an initiative called Right to Write where students offer weekly writing workshops in a local correctional facility.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,283 (Full-time: 352 men, 914 women; Part-time: 6 men, 11 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 295 (Full-time: 52 men, 210 women; Part-time: 6 men, 27 women)
71% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
36% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 620 – 710
SAT math range: 550 – 680
ACT range: 27 – 31
SAT/ACT Special Note: Submission of test scores is optional.
91% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
9% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American4%5%
% Asian4%3%
% Hispanic / Latino10%7%
% White, Non-Hispanic51%58%
% International / Nonresident Alien12%12%
% Two or more races7%3%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity12%12%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$51,034 per year, or $1,656 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$14,596 (19 a week, other meal plans available)
Room Only:
$9,508 (19 a week, other meal plans available)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- January 15, early decision I November 1, early decision II January 1; spring- n/a
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 1; spring- November 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- February 15, early decision I November 1, early decision II January 1; spring- n/a
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- March 1; spring- November 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Common Application; supplemental writing (recommended); HS transcript; School and Counselor Report (completed by the guidance counselor); 2 teacher/faculty evaluations; test scores (optional); extracurricular commitments and creative material submissions, if submitted, are also considered.
Transfers: Also, submit college transcripts and the School Report.
International: Also, submit proof of English language proficiency.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Merit Scholarships (Deans, Presidential, SLC Scholarship)