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Sarah Lawrence College - Costs and Admissions Data

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Sarah Lawrence College Description:

Sarah Lawrence College has several noteworthy features. First, the campus's stone buildings create the feel of a charming European village. The attractive 44-acre campus is located in Yonkers, New York, just north of New York City. But it's really on the educational front that Sarah Lawrence stands out. The college has a healthy 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the college does not follow the typical "publish or perish" model of faculty promotion. At Sarah Lawrence, good teaching matters most. The school promotes individual attention, independent research, and intellectual risk taking for all students. And you won't find any SAT or ACT scores in this profile -- Sarah Lawrence doesn't use them. Instead, applicants submit several essays to demonstrate their college readiness.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,736 (1,420 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 27% Male / 73% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,924
  • Books: $600
  • Room and Board: $14,312
  • Other Expenses: $800
  • Total Cost: $62,636

Sarah Lawrence College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 64%
  • Sarah Lawrence Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $30,337
    • Loans: $5,448

Most Popular Majors:

Although students create areas of concentration, Sarah Lawrence does not have traditional majors.

Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Sarah Lawrence College Mission Statement:

"At Sarah Lawrence College our mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Our unique educational practices provide our students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Our goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. We thus prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world."

full mission and philosophy can be found here: http://www.slc.edu/about/mission.html

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