Admission

Sarah Lawrence College students are more than numbers, grades, ranks, or scores. They are a community of learners committed to and passionate about intellectual and creative growth and innovation. Are you ready to join them?

First-Year Applicants 

First-Year Applicants

Sarah Lawrence applicants are looking for a distinctive education within a close-knit intellectual community. Whether you’re ready to apply or simply want more information, we’ve compiled everything you need to get started.

Deadlines for admission as a first-year student are:

  • Early Decision I: November 1
  • Early Decision II: January 2
  • Regular Decision: January 15

Transfer Applicants 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students who apply to Sarah Lawrence want more for themselves. Whether transferring from four-year private or public colleges and universities, community and junior colleges, or international institutions, students who transfer to Sarah Lawrence College seek the freedom to study across disciplines and desire to work one-on-one with one of the best faculties in the United States.

Deadlines for admission as a transfer student are:

  • March 1 for September entrance
  • November 1 for January entrance

International Applicants 

International Applicants

Non-US citizens make up fifteen percent of Sarah Lawrence’s student body and hail from 53 different countries. With outstanding global connections and networks and a culturally diverse campus, Sarah Lawrence is an international community located just outside one of the most international cities in the world.

Financial Aid 

Financial Aid

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.

Our Admission Counselors 

Our Admission Counselors
Our Admission counselors conduct information sessions and interviews on campus and visit schools and attend fairs all around the country–and the world!