Sarah Lawrence College was named one of Unigo's "Hidden Gems," alongside schools such as Amherst, Bates, and Grinnell. An excerpt from the Unigo write-up, which cites student opinions:
"'The SLC experience is different from most other college experiences. Because all the academics are self-directed, people actually care about their work, and not because of getting good grades (because we don't have grades!) but because of their personal curiosity and internal motivation.' Students at SLC are constantly raving about the school's intimate classroom size and the relationship they have with professors. 'No matter who you are, you will find a group of friends here and the best classes ever. The best thing about SLC is that when you find the professors you really click with, they become your friends and mentors. They will be the people that you will forever thank.'"