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Sarah Lawrence College

1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, NY

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

Student Enrollment

Sarah Lawrence College has a total student population of about 1,700, with undergraduate students making up about 83% 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

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $56,000-$67,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,900-$2,200 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$30,196
Receiving Student Loans61%$6,889
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Intercollegiate Athletics

Sarah Lawrence College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Skyline Conference)
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

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.

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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,...)

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