Sarah Lawrence College, located in Bronxville, New York, was founded in 1926 by William Van Duzer Lawrence in remembrance of his wife.The school was modelled after the Oxford educational model, and was originally formed as a women's educational institution. Students were originally required to participate in feminine instruction courses, such as the application of makeup, but that fell by the wayside as the school further developed its curriculum and liberal arts approach. At one point the school was in discussions to merge with Princeton University though the merger never materialized. In 1968 the school became a coeducational institution admitting both men and women.
Sarah Lawrence College offers a large number of programs resulting in a bachelor's or master's degree. These programs are offered on a foundation of liberal arts which allows for diversity in education while maintaining a focus on a particular area of study. Students are encouraged to experience a variety of courses and expand their interests. All educators at the school are on equal footing, with no hierarchy or student lecturers. Additionally students are evaluated fully at the end of each course by their teacher in order to have a better understanding of where their strengths and weakness may lay.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students who wish to enroll at Sarah Lawrence College must complete the application and submit it along with the fee, transcripts and test scores. Students must also supply faculty recommendations and write an admissions essay. The supplied information will be used to review the student candidate, after which a decision will be made regarding admission and notification sent to the student.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, and work study programs. Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and supply the given year's tax information both for the student and his or her parents to the school in order to determine need, eligibility and awards.Students may also be eligible for external scholarships, applied for separately and award for reasons outlined by the given scholarship.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the candidates Sarah Lawrence College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Sarah Lawrence College has a total student population of about 1,600, with undergraduate students making up about 82% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $50,000-$60,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,700 to $2,000 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||75%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||72%||$28,731|
|Receiving Student Loans||51%||$6,198|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Sarah Lawrence College may provide services to students like:
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Sarah Lawrence College is around 69%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||62%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Sarah Lawrence College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Division Iii Independents)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Sarah Lawrence College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Sarah Lawrence College for official up-to-date information.