First-year applicants are those students who are still in high school at the time they apply, have completed high school but not yet started college, or have completed less than one year of full-time study at the college level. Sarah Lawrence offers two Early Decision cycles and one Regular Decision cycle, with deadlines ranging from November 1 through January 15.
Sarah Lawrence boasts outstanding global connections, networks, and a culturally diverse campus. Fifteen percent of current students are non-US Citizens, hailing from 53 different countries.
We have a very simple philosophy regarding financial aid: we want a Sarah Lawrence education to be affordable to every student who is admitted. To make that possible, we offer both need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid. Our average financial aid package is more than $37,000, and 75 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. The average debt of graduating Sarah Lawrence seniors is only $16,000 for all four years—far below the national average.