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.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1240 (25th percentile) to 1422 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 28 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into Sarah Lawrence College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Sarah Lawrence College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.71. This school has an acceptance rate of about 53 percent with 18 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Sarah Lawrence College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Sarah Lawrence College was reported as 53.1% in Fall 2020 with over 4,050 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Sarah Lawrence College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Sarah Lawrence College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.8%
  • 2017-2018: 53.2%
  • 2018-2019: 55.8%
  • 2019-2020: 53.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 50.0%

How Does Sarah Lawrence College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sarah Lawrence College is seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia College-New York93.8%
Iona College84.1%
College of Mount Saint Vincent92.2%
St. Thomas Aquinas College80.6%

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 Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sarah Lawrence College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 720
Math600 - 702
Total Score1240 - 1422
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 35
Math24 - 28
Composite Score28 - 31
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