Sarah Lawrence College At-a-Glance


Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community. Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for success in the world.


Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area»


In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Student Body

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,400 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 35 countries; 85 percent of undergrads live on campus.

Faculty Interaction

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country. Meet the faculty»

Study Abroad Programs

Exchange Programs

Graduate Programs

The College offers 12 programs of graduate study—many of them pioneers in their field—including three dual degree programs. Learn more about Graduate Studies»

Academic Program

The academic structure combines small seminar classes with individual, biweekly student-faculty conferences. Students choose from a wide variety of disciplines and subjects with the guidance of their faculty adviser (or “don”). Explore Academics at Sarah Lawrence»


The College considers many factors in evaluating applicants. These include intellectual promise, motivation, and creativity, in addition to the quality of each student’s secondary school program and writing skills. Teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities play a role in admission decisions as well. A personal interview is recommended. SAT/ACT scores are optional. Learn more about admission»

Financial Aid

Sarah Lawrence College is committed to enrolling students from all backgrounds and perspectives. Through a combination of grants (that do not need to be repaid), student employment, and student loans, the Office of Financial Aid works with information you provide to us to create an aid package that makes a Sarah Lawrence education possible for admitted students. More than 70 percent of our student body receives financial assistance. Learn more about financial aid»

Visiting Campus

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit year-round. There are campus tours, information sessions, personal interviews, class visits, and overnight stays with current students—all to help you to get a real sense of the Sarah Lawrence experience. Learn more about visiting Sarah Lawrence College»