Founded in 1926 with a private status, Sarah Lawrence College ranks consistently among the leading liberal arts colleges in the USA. Sarah Lawrence College is one of the most distinguished and coeducational colleges offering residential learning that is one of the best colleges in New York. It offers an opportunity to study closely with the faculty members. The college offers a unique education that offers the students a chance to study in the small classes in order to have an undivided amount of attention. Professional skills are also acquired by the students as the college offers internships to the enrolled students.
The graph given above indicates the ethnicity of the students seeking admission for the undergraduate programs. It is very much evident from the graph that students from all over the world with diverse cultures come to Sarah Lawrence college to study.
The US News has ranked the college 68 in National Liberal Arts College. Following is the rank of the college according to its various aspects for the year 2020:
Times Higher Education ranks the college as follows for the year 2020:
|Type of College||Residential Private College|
|Location||New York City|
|Enrollment (2019)||Undergraduate (1377), Graduate (298)|
|Gender Breakdown||UG: (29:71), Graduate : (16:84)|
|International Representation||53 + countries|
Sarah Lawrence College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Education Department. It offers programs in four areas of study i.e. Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, History, Mathematics, creative and Performing arts. The college also offers an opportunity to collaborate with the academic advisors to create their own programs of study.
Some of the popular majors of the college include General Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Humanities.
Study abroad programs and Exchange programs are some of the other features of the college. For the study abroad program the student can go to countries such as China, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Tanzania, South Africa, and Zimbabwe as well. Eugene Lang College, Institut d’Etudes Politiques/Sciences Po, Pitzer College, Spelman College, and Tsuda University are the colleges for the Exchange program.
Where to apply? The interested international students can apply through the common application form.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15
Application Fee: The application fee for the programs is $60.
Students pursuing studies at the college are required to make some of the expenses other than the tuition fee. The breakup of cost of attendance (2019 - 2020) per year at the Sarah Lawrence College for the full time students is given below. Individual expenses may vary.
|Expenses||UG Amount (in USD)||Graduate Amount (in USD)|
|Tuition Fee||56,020||23,494 – 29,034|
|General College Fee||976||606|
|Student Activities Fee||234||-|
|Health Services Fee||290||290|
Apart from the off campus accommodation offered by the USA, Sarah Lawrence College offers a wide range of accommodation. It ranges from the converted houses to tradition suite-style residence halls. Many meal’s options are also available at the campus. Following the detailed information about the same.
Similarly, the student may look for off-campus housing options for studying in the USA.
Grants, student employment, and student loans are some of the financial aid options available at the college. The financial assistance is offered to more than 70% of the students. Along with the financial grants international students at Sarah Lawrence College are offered merit based and need based scholarships.
For the consideration the student is required to complete the financial aid application. The scholarships are awarded to the student with a good academic background. It gets renewed annually and ranges from 10,000 – 25,000 USD per year.
Along with the scholarships offered by the college the student can also opt for the various other scholarships offered by the USA.
Sarah Lawrence’s campus location offers the best convenience and suburban base. It occupies a total area of 444 acres in Yonkers, north of New York City. The city offers many prestigious internship opportunities to Sarah Lawrence students. Some of the recent internships done by the students are at ABC, American Civil Liberties Union, and Amnesty International.
Being a pioneer college, the Sarah Lawrence College offers various facilities to its students. Round table classrooms, theatres, cultural events, music spaces, modern labs, etc are some of the salient features of the college.
Sarah Lawrence College’s alumni network is spread world wide. Sarah’s graduate can be involved in the college’s day to day activities by sharing internships and job opportunities, offering career advice, and by participating in the various events. Some of the prominent alumni are Lesley Gore (American singer), Robin Givens (American model), Jon Avent (American director), and many more.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$56,240 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Sarah Lawrence College Enrollment||1798|
|Average Graduation Rate||76.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$56,240 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$28,200 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$600 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$14,856 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$800 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$14,856 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$800 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$800 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$800 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#157 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary