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The historic Sarah Lawrence campus is home to approximately 1,450 undergraduates, each of whom receives a rigorous, personalized liberal arts education composed of small seminars and bi-weekly, one-on-one student-faculty conferences. The college offers "an enriching experience in the classroom, around campus, and in the surrounding area," and strives to produce graduates with the analytical and practical skills needed to act independently. Classes "place a lot of emphasis on roundtable discussion rather than lecturing" so that "there's more of a chance to ask questions and engage with the material being presented." The open academics are built around direct faculty participation in students' learning, which means that rather than having majors, students "choose courses from a wide variety of disciplines" and work with a faculty adviser to plan their course curriculum. "We get to study exactly what we wish to and aren't forced to spend time...filling non-applicable general education requirements," says one.

Undergrads applaud the relative lack of "restrictions about what you're allowed to take," and note that this freedom is further enhanced by personalized study projects, which they get to design each semester, and "often give students the chance to be creative with their learning." One enrollee's example: "For a history class this year, I wrote a history play rather than a research paper." Work like this "definitely makes Sarah Lawrence unique," and the option to choose a project that incorporates "anything that interests you related to the class" is a huge plus. "Who else has the opportunities to go into depth about a topic they love with a professor before graduate school?" says a student.

Student Body

This unique school looks to attract intellectual, creative thinkers who wish to take academic and artistic risks: "the student body definitely is very artsy and expressive." The school began as a women's college, but now has a population that identifies as over 75 percent female and where everyone "accepts people regardless of their identity." Most people here "are passionate about social justice issues and are creative souls," and "are also very open about their mental health issues, but not in an oversharing way." Almost everyone "loves a good book or short story," and "students are always talking about readings or class discussions in the dining halls and dorms." Many here "tend to be more on the reserved side socially" but "aren't afraid to voice their opinions and express themselves."

Campus Life

More than 75 percent of students live on campus, and these "quirky, unique, and wonderful" students love to take advantage of "all the literary journals and fun events that the activity council holds, like trivia and bingo" or dance and casino nights. The beautifully landscaped campus seems designed for both work and play, with students calling out "big lawns that people sit on to do schoolwork [and] spend time with friends." Speaking of play, many enrollees also observe that the party scene is very subdued: "It's mostly large groups of friends rather than campus-wide or dorm-wide parties." The arts are a big part of Sarah Lawrence life, whether that's "multiple student-led organizations that produce shows" for theater lovers, or traditions: "The Princess Bride viewing party [is] always fun." For those seeking additional culture, Sarah Lawrence is just a 40-minute train ride from New York City.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Seth Katz
Assistant Director of Admissions

Office of Admissions
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Barbara Walters Campus Center
Campbell Sports Center
Esther Raushenbush Library
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
Common Ground
Tea Haus and LGBTQIA Space are popular student managed social spaces.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
The Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
Broadway (NYC)
Cross County Mall (Yonkers)
Ridge Hill Shopping Center
Bronxville has a Starbucks, Slave to the Grind Coffee and Tea House, several cozy restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores,and pharmacies within walking distance or via campus shuttle. The New York Botanical Gardens are also close by.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Optional Saturdays

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Currently only virtual tours are available. Check website for times.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Times vary. Virtual Interviews may be booked on line. On-campus interviews have been suspended due to COVID-19.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Go to http://www.gogryphons.com/staff.aspx for the list of coaches.

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Email slcadmit@sarahlawrence.edu if you are interested in a class visit.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
LaGuardia Airport is 18 miles (a 25-minute drive) from campus. Various trip services are dispatched from the ground transportation booths located behind baggage claim areas in all major airports. Private sedans, vans and limousines are offered, as are scheduled shuttles to Manhattan and Westchester locations and shared door-to-door service. New York Airport Service runs buses between LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports and several points in midtown Manhattan. Service is frequent and boarding points at airline terminals are clearly marked. For those who wish to make connections with Metro-North commuter trains, a stop is conveniently located at Park Avenue across from Grand Central Station. For fare and schedule information go to www.nyairportservice.com. During the week, Metro-North Railroad, Harlem Line commuter trains run every half-hour between 6:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. weekdays and hourly on weekends. Take the train from Grand Central Terminal to the Bronxville Station. Purchase your round-trip tickets at the station to avoid an extra charge. Please call Metro-North at 1-800-METROGO (1-800-638-7646), visit their web site or inquire at the information booth in Grand Central Terminal for exact schedule and fare information. Taxi service is available at the Bronxville Station for the short ride to the College (ask to be taken to the Westlands Building to reach the Admission Office).

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take any of the following to New York's Cross-County Pkwy.: I-87 (NY State Thruway), Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., Hutchinson River Pkwy., or Sprain Brook Pkwy. From the Thruway and the Henry Hudson/Saw Mill River Pkwy., head east on the Cross-County Pkwy. and exit at Kimball Ave. Turn left on Kimball to the second traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd. From the Hutchinson River and Sprain Brook Parkways, head west on the Cross-County Pkwy. to Exit 5. Make a short right on Midland Ave. to Kimball Ave.; turn left on Kimball to the first traffic light, then turn right on Glen Washington Rd.

Local Accommodations
The Following hotels have offered discounts to people visiting SLC. Please check with the individual hotel for availability and the specifics of their offer. You must state that you are with Sarah Lawrence College or ask for the Sarah Lawrence College corporate rate when making reservations: Hyatt Place New York (1 mile), 700 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY, 10704, 914-377-1410. Hampton Inn & Suites (1.9 miles), 555 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710, 914-963-3200. Royal Regency Hotel (2.1 miles), 165 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers, 10710, 914-476-6200; Resident Inn by Marriott, (5.2 miles), 35 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-636-7888; Radisson Hotel, (5.3 miles), 1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801, 914-576-3700; Courtyard by Marriott (5.7 miles), 5 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-476-2400. Residence Inn by Marriott (5.9 miles), 7 Executive Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-476-4600. Hampton Inn & Suite, (5.9 miles), 160 Corporate Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10701, 914-377-1144. For additional places to stay as well as additional information about visiting the Westchester County and New York City areas please go to the official tourism websites. Westchester County: http://tourism.westchestergov.com/ New York City: http://www.nycvisit.com .


Applicants: 4,550
Acceptance Rate: 57%
Average HS GPA: 3.75



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