Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate
3,463
Students Applied
58%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
95
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
16%
Out-Of-State Students
81%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
38
36%
Submitting ACT
39%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1342
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
590
75th
680
Reading
25th
650
75th
730
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
47%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
33
Top 25%
63
Top 50%
91

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-888-2858
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.57 Average Rating
Make sure you are prepared to read, write, and speak up in class. These skills are crucial to the kind of education you will receive here and if any of those aspects make you uncomfortable, this is not the place for you.
Erin
Your essay MATTERS. Do not freak out about SAT scores. Do not freak out if you have a 3.5 GPA because you failed that one big chemistry test your junior year. You can redeem yourself with your essay, for one. But also, this college really looks at your application, and if you can show a true desire to attend the school and a true desire to expand your intellectual horizons, there is no reason why this school would not grant you admittance. I firmly believe that students who want to attend Sarah Lawrence and feel it is the perfect fit for them stand almost no chance of not getting in.
Adam from NJ
Take a tour. You'll know if you'll love it here.
Gotta love it
Give up any notion of what you think college should be like and you'll be surprised with how much Sarah Lawrence has to offer you and how much you can give back to it. The passion with which you'll learn to devote to yourself and your aspirations will be well worth all that it takes to get you here. For the admissions process, truly just concentrate on being yourself and throw caution to the wind in your essays and you'll know whether or not it's a fit.
Lydia from Scottsdale, AZ
Sarah Lawrence highly values how passionate you are about attending this school. Make sure your application reflects that. It is extremely writing intensive, you will be doing a lot of work comparatively, but it is a fantastic learning experience.
CAROLYN from Miami, FL
This is a very independently driven environment. You have to be very self motivated to succeed here.
Cara from Portland, OR
Work really hard on your essay. Stress points similar to the philosophy of Sarah Lawrence-writing, independent thought, etc. Sarah Lawrence makes sure your thoughts are heard. They want to see your passion and creativity.
Elizabeth from Cincinnati, OH
Do not fear the cost of tuition. Just apply. In your application, concentrate on your personal essay, as SLC does not consider standardized test scores. The college looks for independent, unique, and driven students.
Sommer from Sandia Park, NM

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