See what students say:


“The greatest strengths” at Sarah Lawrence College “are the small class sizes, the highquality of …relationships between students and professors, and the freedom to create an academic major.” Students attribute this to SLC’s seminar-conference courses, which “allow students to endlessly customize their academic experience, as independent study is required of every student every semester.” Beloved examples include “a literature class on disability that incorporates community service at a local elder care center” or being able to write a paper “in my calculus class about connecting calculus to crochet.”

Students also take pride in the close relationships fostered by one-on-one conference courses. “Professors treat us as academic colleagues,” explains one senior. “One professor, in a class on Roman and early Medieval art history, regularly brought his own actual artifacts to class” raves another fourth-year.” While coursework at Sarah Lawrence often comes down to “research and analysis,” students value both their creative control and outside-theclassroom experiences. “I took a class called ‘Pattern’ that explored the geometry within art and patterns. It was technically a math class, but we took a trip to a gallery and I was able to assemble a portfolio for my final project.”

Student Body

Sarah Lawrence students are “intellectual, ever-curious, open-minded, and autodidactic,” says one third-year student, “My peers don’t require hand holding. They know what they want to study and how they want to study it.” The school’s independent student body reflects its self-directed academics: “Everyone cares about something: their music, their art, their friends, their academics, social and political causes and would defend it with their life.” One student brags, “A friend of mine can wax poetically on quarks and leptons as much as she can deconstruct Fellini’s oeuvre. A uniting factor of the campus is that none of us are looking for a traditional undergraduate academic experience. Above all we value choice.” As for diversity on campus, students point to THRIVE, a mentorship program for students of color, which one sophomore notes “made a huge difference in my social life on campus and I am thankful for the connections it allowed me to make.” There’s also a “historically” huge LGBTQIA+ scene—“as a queer person myself, I have never felt this comfortable anywhere else.”

Campus Life

Just a 40-minute train ride from Manhattan, Sarah Lawrence students can enjoy their intimate, liberal arts college setting as well as the thrills of the big city. It’s an “intellectual’s school,” without a huge party scene, but “there is usually plenty to do if you keep your finger on the pulse.” This seems especially true for creative students, as the “literary journals are fabulous” and events like The Poetry Festival and Free-Write Fridays offer a chance to exercise one’s creativity. On the theatrical side, groups like The Burlesque Troupe, HalfNaked Shakespeare, Melancholy Players, and the annual Rocky Horror Picture Shadow Showcase keep audiences entertained. Many work by day, converse during lunch and then go off “working on your film or choreography piece or manuscript with your friends.” Sometimes, it’s fun to just “go into New York City to have fun, see shows, and shop.”

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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