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IPEDS ID: 195304
OPE ID: 00281300
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Sarah Lawrence College
One Meadway, Bronxville, New York 10708
General information:  (914) 337-0700
Website:  www.slc.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,782 (1,471 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty102207
Instructional102207
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$43,564$45,212$46,924$48,6963.8%
Books and supplies$600$600$600$6000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,370$13,504$14,312$14,026-2.0%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,370$13,504$14,312$14,026-2.0%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$58,334$60,116$62,636$64,1222.4%
Off Campus$58,334$60,116$62,636$64,1222.4%
Off Campus with Family$44,964$46,612$48,324$50,0963.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$24,384
Fees$528
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid126778%————
Grant or scholarship aid24170%$6,610,321$27,429
Federal grants5015%$241,877$4,838
Pell grants4814%$221,925$4,623
Other federal grants62%$19,952$3,325
State/local government grant or scholarships154%$45,341$3,023
Institutional grants or scholarships24070%$6,323,103$26,346
Student loan aid21563%$1,132,184$5,266
Federal student loans21462%$764,401$3,572
Other student loans196%$367,783$19,357
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid191865%$28,182,788$30,700
Pell grants27619%$1,179,617$4,274
Federal student loans87061%$3,798,121$4,366
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$21,987$29,666$35,207
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,706$20,724$22,821
$30,001 – $48,000$23,841$24,176$25,335
$48,001 – $75,000$24,981$28,377$29,855
$75,001 – $110,000$31,596$28,486$32,149
$110,001 and more$41,272$39,498$48,612
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment1,782
Undergraduate enrollment1,471
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment37
Graduate enrollment311
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 28%
Female: 72%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 13%
Out-of-state: 71%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,1654961,669
Percent admitted62%63%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%27%25%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • SAT and ACT score are not a required element of the Sarah Lawrence College application. Of the newly enrolled first-year students who submitted scores in Fall 2013, the median combined SAT score (Math and Critical Reading) was 1250. Of those who submitted ACT scores, the median ACT Composite Score was 28.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
  • Typically, the retention rate of first year students into their second year of study at SLC ranges between 85% and 90%. The retention rates reported here do not include students on medical or other leaves who are maintaining matriculation.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 63%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 73%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 78%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 81%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Education
Elementary Education and Teaching-14
Category total-14
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-62
Category total-62
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General-8
Category total-8
Health Professions and Related Programs
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-15
Public Health Education and Promotion-18
Category total-33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies328-
Category total328-
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Other-10
Category total-10
Visual and Performing Arts
Dance, General-4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-8
Category total-12
Grand total328139
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Basketball14
Rowing514
Soccer18
Softball14
Swimming1319
Tennis710
Track and Field, X-Country914
Volleyball1412
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1937 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations040
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible014
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary81417
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson130
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible014
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary61213
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.3%4.1%
Number in default812
Number in repayment335291
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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