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Sarah Lawrence College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 39 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

74% Women
26% Men


Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,833)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $41,954)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 13 - - Yes
Equestrian - 5 - -
Rowing 4 9 - -
Soccer 18 - - Yes
Softball - 11 - Yes
Swimming - 13 - -
Tennis 7 12 - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 2 8 - -
Volleyball - 12 - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.4%
Hispanic 4.7%
Non-resident alien 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 25.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 57.6%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 10

Notable Alumni

  • Barbara Walters, journalist and host of TV's "The View"
  • Brian de Palma, director of "Carrie" and "Mission: Impossible"
  • Carrie Fisher, actress, writer
  • Esmeralda Santiago, award-winning author of memoir "When I Was Puerto Rican"
  • Julianna Margulies, actress ("ER," "The Good Wife")
  • Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff
  • Tea Leoni, actress ("Deep Impact," "Spanglish")
  • Yoko Ono, world-famous musician and wife of John Lennon
  • Zo Keating, avant-garde cellist, plays with Rasputina
  • J.J. Abrams, screenwriter, director ("Lost," "Super 8")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Adam from NJ
  • 4
  • There are some really bad places to live on campus. But they're all manageable and there's nothing like the 19th century tenements in New York City. You can always live…

  • Sep-20-2012 Read More
  • Ella from California
  • 4
  • Like any school, some dorms are great, others not so much. Living in houses, the old dorms, or any where in the Andrews area is great. The New…

  • Aug-14-2012 Read More
  • Gina from CT
  • 4
  • As with any school, there are mixed reviews of dorm life here. Personally, I have loved the rooms that I have stayed in. There are some lovely Tudor-style dorms and…

  • Jul-19-2012 Read More
  • Lydia from Scottsdale, AZ
  • 4
  • Truly depends on where you live. The dorms range from incredible to lacklustre but even the far away land of Hill House has something to be desired. After your first…

  • Jul-27-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-21-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I didn't try any food while I was there, but the dining hall seemed nice and there's a cute little cafe with milkshakes called the Black Squirrel.

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  • 4
  • Michaela, rising Junior
  • Jun-03-2015 I am a current student here

    In the past year, Sarah Lawrence has been making great strides in providing healthier, more diverse food options for its students. Every facility offers distinct services, which diversify a student's choices for each meal: In the Pub, students can purchase a meal, or just a snack in between classes. There are options for vegans, vegetarians, those on gluten-free diets, and those who eat Kosher. Bates is the main dining hall, with a buffet-style self service and three seating areas. One nice treat here are the themed meals, from an Italian night to a Latin-American night, which feature specialty foods and music blasting all around. There are meals for holidays and before the Formal dances as well. Just try not to overeat and be aware of what you are eating. The Black Squirrel is a great hang-out spot with a student-run milkshake bar that offers both regular and non-dairy shakes, as well as cookies, popcorn, ramen, and bagels or toast. It all depends on what they have in stock for that week. The Atrium Cafe, located in the Visual Arts Building, mostly serves coffee and tea, but has some snacks and breakfast pastries for sale as well. The library's Copyright Cafe, installed summer 2014, was a massive hit this year. It provides smoothies of all kinds--even coffee smoothies�as well as coffee and hot chocolate. Students can do work here, and during conference week it is often home to special items such as free coffee and donuts or free granola balls. Finally, Hill2Go is located in the Hill House dorm, and is a miniature grocery store available to all students.

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  • Nichole from New York, NY
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    It could have been worse. SLC dining has its days in which it's pretty decent. It's just not that great most of the time.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Miami, FL
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I really love the food because it is really fresh in Bates although there are a lot of people now in campus so it a gets a bit chaotic. They should open a new food place!

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Bates is your typical buffet type cafeteria, but the food options can get monotonous. Still, surprises are possible. The Pub is like a tiny restaurant, but the small menu and extremely long wait times and non-consistent level of quality make it very unappealing after a couple of weeks. Hill 2 Go is a small store in Hill House that sells a very limited selection of very overpriced groceries. You can also get bagels, muffins and coffee at the cafe in the arts center.

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  • Anonymous
  • Oct-28-2013 I am a current student here

    We have two dining areas on campus. One is called bates (our larger buffet style cafeteria) and the pub (an order by menu space).

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  • Happy SLCer
  • Mar-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food, as most will say, is not awful but also not superb. Since there are only three places to get food from this sometimes makes options slim but usually between the Pub and the dining hall (Bates) you can find something appetizing. The dining hall is always great for people watching and having a nice social meal.

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  • Miriam from Houston, TX
  • Jan-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Other than NYC (which is expensive and takes a while to get to), the only options for off-campus dining are Bronxville and Yonkers. Yonkers is pretty sketchy, so people don't tend to go there, and Bronxville is very expensive. It has a few really nice restaurants though, so if you have money to spend you'd more than likely enjoy it. As for food on campus, there are a few places you could go. Bates Dining Hall is SLC's main cafeteria. It's open at convenient hours and has a pretty wide variety of options. The Pub is awesome because it has burgers and fries and things like that. The Teahaus is nice, but they don't do too much food--mostly tea and coffee. Hill2Go is the last place, but the only people who go there are the people who live in the dorm Hill House (it's pretty far from main campus).

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  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from Brooklyn, NY
  • Nov-27-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have a whole building made to get and eat food. You pay by student card and you can have almost anything your in the mood for. It's kinda like your own personal kitchen with a twist.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Michaela, rising Junior
  • Jun-03-2015 I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life, but students can socialize through clubs, parties, events, classes, and daily interactions. Sarah Lawrence students can be both extroverted and introverted, and the student body caters to this. Never is there an obligation to join or participate in anything, only to love and express who you are however you want.

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  • 0
  • Gotta love it
  • Nov-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is not a part of Sarah Lawrence College, and most students here would say this was a good thing.

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  • 0
  • Adam from NJ
  • Sep-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Completely non-existent. My friend and I once started a small three-person frat called the Jew Tan Clan. It lasted one day before dissolving.

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