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Study at Sarah Lawrence College

The Sarah Lawrence College is a private institute situated in Yonkers, New York. It was established in 1926 by William Van Duzer Lawrence, a real-estate mogul. In its initial days, it was a women’s college which was transformed into a coeducational institute in the year 1968. In 2000, Sarah Lawrence College was named as the “college of the year” by The Princeton Review.

Sarah Lawrence College offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of creative arts, history and social sciences, humanities and natural science, and mathematics. A number of exchange and international programs are also available.

Sarah Lawrence College s athletics department sponsors teams in equestrian, crew, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and softball. The official mascot of the teams is the Gryphon. Students are also involved in clubs and organizations including the Amnesty International, and APICAD.

Profile of Sarah Lawrence College

Students attend Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, NY, a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Sarah Lawrence degrees go up to the Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Sarah Lawrence is known for its programs in drama and performing arts and liberal arts.

Sarah Lawrence Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that Sarah Lawrence only let in 44% of those who applied in 2007.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Sarah Lawrence has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 1,700 students at Sarah Lawrence . A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Sarah Lawrence. The school has a residential or campus feel. Sarah Lawrence offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

Sarah Lawrence Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts354liberal arts and sciences, creative writing, social studies
Therapy and Counseling 19genetic counseling
Drama and Performing Arts 17drama, dance
Education and Teaching 12elementary school teaching
Medical Adminstration11public health education
Family and Social Work2family studies

Contact: Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence College

One Meadway

Bronxville, NY 10708

General Phone: (914) 337-0700


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