Sarah Lawrence College

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

247 Faculty Members | 6:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Sarah Lawrence College was founded on the belief that even the best of traditional colleges define education too narrowly. Our history has been consistent with that vision. And so we have sought to integrate elements in education that are elsewhere conceived of as mutually exclusive: reason and imagination, subject matter and personal experience, intellectual play and the disciplined pursuit of ideas, an established curriculum and the individual's need to shape his or her own education. In so doing, we offer an opportunity for genuine learning that begins with the experience of each student, with people who come to college with a series of urgent questions that come out of their backgrounds, needs, values and goals. We make it possible for students to link their personal concerns to the great traditions of knowledge and we regard that link as the element that brings life and vitality to the process of education.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$57,520

Out of state

$57,520
Graduate

In state

$31,512

Out of state

$31,512

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
82%
Did not receive aid
18%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 55.0% $1,479
State/local grants 6.0% $2,243
Institutional grants 79.0% $32,426
Loans 44.0% $6,736

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      • A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Creative Writing
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Dance Therapy/Therapist
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • EDUCATION
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter. See other colleges that offer this major
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
    • Creative Writing
      • A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts. See other colleges that offer this major
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
    • Human Development and Family Studies, General
      • A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems. See other colleges that offer this major
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Genetic Counseling/Counselor
      • A program that prepares individuals to counsel patients and families concerning inherited genetic disorders and diseases; assess risk factors and planning options associated with potential and actual inherited conditions; and serve as patient advocates and provide referral services in relation to private and public support services. Includes instruction in clinical/medical genetics, methods of genetic testing, interviewing and counseling skills, genetic and support services delivery, principles of public health, medical ethics, law and regulations, patient advocacy, and professional standards. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      • A program that focuses on the application of educational and communications principles and methods to the promotion of preventive health measures and the education of targeted populations on health issues, and prepares individuals to function as public health educators and health promotion specialists. Includes instruction in human development, health issues across the life span, population-specific health issues, principles and methods of public health education, administration of health education campaigns and programs, evaluation methods, public communications, and applications to specific public health subjects and issues. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Dance Therapy/Therapist
      • A program that prepares individuals, in consultation with other rehabilitation team members or in private practice, to use the therapeutic application of creative dance movement to assist in promoting client rehabilitation and physical, emotional, and mental health. Includes instruction in neuroanatomy, personality development, movement and motor behavior, psychology, dance, creative expression modalities, improvisation, group psychology and leadership, client evaluation and supervision, dance therapy practice, and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Dance, General
      • A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production. Examples: [Dance Movement Studies] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
      • A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
54.63%
  • Apply 3,674
  • Accepted 2,007
  • Attend 385

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$60

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average sat scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Math
Reading

Average act scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Composite
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
78%
Male Students
22%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian57.37%
  2. Two Or More Ethnicities14.61%
  3. Hispanic/Latino9.3%
  4. Not Specified8.76%
  5. Black5.18%
  6. Asian4.78%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,728

Undergraduate students

1,483

Graduate students

245

Attendance breakdown

Full time
97%
Part time
3%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field, X-Country
Female sports:
  • Soccer
  • Equestrian
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Soccer
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Swimming
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Tennis
    • Female

    • Soccer
    • Equestrian
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Rowing
    • Softball
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Swimming
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