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Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, history, social sciences, and the creative and performing arts. It is nationally renowned for its rigorous academic and creative standards. These are fostered by small seminar classes and individual student-faculty tutorials made possible by a very low student-faculty ratio of 9 to 1. Its 40-acre campus is located in Bronxville, 30 minutes north of midtown Manhattan.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,438
   Women 1,030 (71.6%)
   Men 408 (28.4%)
Graduate Students 298
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 50% of 3,183 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.62
SAT Math 550-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,990
  Tuition and Fees $52,550
  Room and Board $14,440
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $35,892
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 103
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 61% of classes
20-29 students: 2% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Bronxville Population 6,403
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 83% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Gryphons
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
8.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.8% White
10.9% Unknown
International Students 13.0% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 76.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported