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COLLEGE PROFILE

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

Students interested in this college are also interested in:
New York University, Vassar College, Bard College, Boston University, Brown University, Reed College

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics24
Science24
Foreign Language24
Social Studies 4
History24
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRecommendedNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address1 Mead Way
City, State, ZipBronxville, NY  10708-5999
Phone(914) 395-2510
Fax(914) 395-2668
E-mailslcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$60
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15, February 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate53% of 2,392 applicants were admitted
   Women53% of 1,859 applicants were admitted
   Men55% of 533 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled356 (28%) of 1,271 admitted students enrolled
   Women264 (27%) of 976 admitted students enrolled
   Men92 (31%) of 295 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate58% of 155 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 546
Students Accepting Wait List Position 156
Students Admitted From Wait List 24
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.67
3.75 and Above46%
3.50 - 3.7423%
3.25 - 3.4914%
3.00 - 3.2410%
2.50 - 2.996%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math610 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading663 average
600-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
34%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing643 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
52%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 41%
Top quarter: 77%
Top half: 96%
Bottom half: 4%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.48 3.76 595 613 614 29
Low 2.00 2.10 386 460 469 22
High 4.00 4.70 740 740 760 33
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