Originally founded as a school for women, Sarah Lawrence College is a coed liberal arts college in the New York City metro area. Sarah Lawrence is home to over 50 academic disciplines and all students design their own courses of study. Within each academic discipline, classes are held as intimate roundtable seminars and every student participates in one-on-one bi-weekly conferences with their professors. For a break from classes, the museums, attractions, and landmarks of New York City are a short train ride away.
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Sarah Lawrence is a haven for individuals. If you are seeking intense discussions, self-discovery, and a community of free-thinkers, this school meets and often exceeds that criteria. Every student is a character, every professor a source of enthusiasm, inspiration, and guidance throughout your four years.
Michaela, rising Junior
Sarah Lawrence is like no other school. Students here are intellectually engaged, and have a passion for what they study. With the lack of requirements, students are able to take classes in whatever they want, resulting in classes filled with students who want to be there, eager to learn the material.
Gotta love it
Sarah Lawrence is the safest place to explore all aspects of yourself. The faculty and staff are more helpful and loving than you can imagine and the friends you'll make here are the truest ones you'll make anywhere. If that isn't enough, the beautiful campus itself will provide all the support and nurture you need to make it through the arduous winter and the late night conference paper cramming.
Lydia from Scottsdale, AZ
Fantastic staff, very professional and caring and always respond to emails expediently. Great financial aid. Beautiful campus.
CAROLYN from Miami, FL
This school offers a very broad range of interesting courses. Its really beneficial to not have general education requirements. I can't imagine myself being happier at any other school.
Cara from Portland, OR
Sarah Lawrence is a place for those who could picture themselves in a modern day Renaissance. It is full of philosophers and photographers, psychologists and painters, art historians and authors, and generally intellectuals and artists. The faculty here is astounding and anyone who chooses to come here and really engage with the learning opportunities provided is bound to expand their intellectual horizon.