Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence is a coeducational liberal arts college, offering undergraduate as well as graduate degrees. Located just north of New York City on a wooded campus, the College is nationally renowned for its rigorous academic and creative standards. These are fostered by small seminar classes and individual student-faculty tutorials made possible by a very low student-to-faculty ratio of 6-to-1. It is a lively community of students, scholars, and artists offering outstanding programs in the humanities, the natural sciences and mathematics, history and the social sciences, and the creative and performing arts.

The College welcomes as students men and women who display evidence of intellectual curiosity and stamina, concern for others, and the potential for personal growth. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration and student body reflect the social, racial and economic diversity that characterizes our society. We believe that education is enhanced by a diverse community, by the vitality of an ongoing dialogue among people with different experiences and beliefs.

New York

United States

1 Mead Way, Bronxville
Phone: 914.395.2510

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Location and Getting there  

Academic Staff and Description  

News and Events

January 18th, 2007
Exhibits And Lectures By Emerging Artists Showcase Visual Arts At Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce HUSK, a solo exhibition of new work by Wes Heiss. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail

Information For  Undergraduates

2006-2007 Visual Arts Courses:

Advanced Painting
Advanced Photography
Advanced Printmaking
Artist Books
Basic Photography
Beginning Painting
Color Photography
Drawing as Exploration
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Photography
Media Sketch Book 1
Media Sketch Book 2
Not Just Objects: Exploring Contemporary Sculptural Practice
Painting in the Virtual Environment: Modeling, Lighting, and Rendering Using Maya
Things, Situations, and “Other” Things
Visual Fundamentals

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Information For  Postgraduates  

Information For  International Students

Sarah Lawrence is an expansive community whose members recognize the intellectual and creative benefits of multinational perspective. Almost 10 percent of the student body comes to the College from countries other than the United States. The Sarah Lawrence community provides international scholars a comfortable residential experience; the campus’s proximity to New York City allows convenient access to tremendous cultural and recreational resources.

Applicants for whom English is not the native language should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based) are the minimum acceptable scores for application review. Students for whom time or distance creates a hardship in supplying these results may request an extension.

All application essays and recommendations must be written in English. Transcripts must be translated to English by a professional translation agency.

Please follow the instructions for either a first-year or a transfer application. Limited, need-based financial aid is available to i...  [ Read All ]

Student Life

Campus life at SLC reflects the intellectual, social and personal interests of the entire College community. The freedom to pursue your interests, both academically and socially, makes possible a level of engagement that blurs the line between work and play.

Your academic pursuits integrate seamlessly with and inform your social endeavors...and vice versa. On-campus events regularly include poetry readings and performances, theatre and dance productions, art exhibits, musical performances featuring on-campus musicians as well as local and national performers, dances, bands, films and special events.  

Student Testimonials

"Academics and the social life really do mix... It’s hard to tell what’s your social life and what is your actual academic, 'learning time'."  


Sarah Lawrence College has quite possibly one of the most interesting arrangements for housing of any college campus. Former private houses, sprawling real-life apartment buildings with actual tenants, cooperative houses, traditional suite-style dormitories, contemporary community-focused dorms and even a converted section of the President's house offer students a living situation comparable to their educational experience: unique, to say the least.

Ninety percent of undergraduate students live on campus in co-ed or single-sex residence halls, small apartments or town houses. Every room has voice mail and an Ethernet connection to the College's computer network. First-Years live in either double or triple rooms. Resident Advisors (RAs) assist and counsel new students and help in the management of their living units.

Some residential areas have special designations geared toward the collective interests of students who reside in those areas, such as quiet housing. The campus has three theme houses: Schmidt House is an Arts co-operative, Brebner is a Multicultural House and Perkins is...  [ Read All ]

How To Apply

For detailed instructions on applying to Sarah Lawrence, please refer to the link that applies to you:

First-Year Applicants

Transfer & Guest Applicants

International Applicants  

Visit us (open days)

To provide a quick glimpse of Sarah Lawrence, we offer year-round campus tours, Q&A sessions and personal interviews. If you have the luxury of time, we encourage you to sit in on a class or stay overnight with a current student.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Admission to arrange a campus visit at 800.888.2858 or 914.395.2510

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