Sarah Lawrence College

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Sarah Lawrence College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Bronxville, NY, a predominately suburban area. There are around a thousand students enrolled each year at Sarah Lawrence College.

This school has an acceptance rate of about 62 percent with 26 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sarah Lawrence College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Sarah Lawrence College was reported as 61.7% in Fall 2012 with over 2,170 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sarah Lawrence College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 60.1%
  • 2009-2010: 58.3%
  • 2010-2011: 62.4%
  • 2011-2012: 60.4%
  • 2012-2013: 61.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.9%

How Does Sarah Lawrence College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sarah Lawrence College is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Concordia College-New York67.0%
Iona College92.1%
College of Mount Saint Vincent73.1%
The College of New Rochelle57.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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