Sarah Lawrence College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,020
2.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$40,630
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.42%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
53.1%
4,053 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,670
97.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.3%
252 Graduates

About

Sarah Lawrence College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sarah Lawrence College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (310 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 457 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sarah Lawrence College. 73.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (247 degrees), 5.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $56,020, which is $28,740 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $56,020, which is $28,740 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $40,630.

In 2019, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$56,020
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College was $56,020. The cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $28,740 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$40,630
2019 Value
1.52%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Sarah Lawrence College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $40,630. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Sarah Lawrence College grew by 1.52%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,370
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sarah Lawrence College was of $15,370 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 3.46% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Sarah Lawrence College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.27% with respect to 2018, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.42%
2017 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Sarah Lawrence College was 2.42%, which represents 7 out of the 289 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Sarah Lawrence College received 4,053 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 21.9% annual growth. Out of those 4,053 applicants, 2,152 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,670 students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 2019, and 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sarah Lawrence College has an overall enrollment yield of 18.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,152
Accepted Out of 4,053

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sarah Lawrence College was 53.1% (2,152 admissions from 4,053 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 55.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 21.9%, while admissions grew by 15.9%.

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage
180
Scores Submitted

45% of enrolled first-time students at Sarah Lawrence College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sarah Lawrence College has a total enrollment of 1,670 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,625 students and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.2% White, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.49% Asian, 4.43% Black or African American, 0.0599% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.7%), followed by White Male (15.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.6%), followed by White Male (10.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.35%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,670 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,625 and the part-time enrollment is 45. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Sarah Lawrence College was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Sarah Lawrence College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    972
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    145
  3. Two or More Races
    79

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College is 58.2% White, 8.68% Hispanic or Latino, 4.73% Two or More Races, 4.49% Asian, 4.43% Black or African American, 0.0599% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 141 students (8.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 213 more women than men received degrees from Sarah Lawrence College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Sarah Lawrence College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (310 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Sarah Lawrence College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (65 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (310 degrees), and Human Sciences (5 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (381,091 people), Other managers (352,870 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (315,677 people), Postsecondary teachers (222,556 people), and Secondary school teachers (178,327 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (65 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (310 degrees), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are Dentists, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (65 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (310 degrees), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are Elementary & secondary schools (771,499 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (485,692 people), Legal services (315,878 people), Computer Systems Design (262,324 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (210,796 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (65 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (310 degrees), Human Sciences (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Social Sciences (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Sarah Lawrence College.
Most Common
  1. 310 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 310 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
335
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College, which is 0.364 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (335).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.435 times less than the 216 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 216 degrees were awarded to women at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.3 times more than the 94 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

74%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 74% of students graduating from Sarah Lawrence College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 79% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sarah Lawrence College is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.76% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    247 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    33 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sarah Lawrence College is white (247 degrees awarded). There were 5.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (44 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    178 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    69 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sarah Lawrence College is white female (178 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (69 degrees).

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Operations

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at nearly $113M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.97M (3.52%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Sarah Lawrence College had a total salary expenditure of $84.8M. Sarah Lawrence College employs 103 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sarah Lawrence College are Male No academic ranks (53), Female No academic ranks(50), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College are: Management, with 115 employees, Service, with 35 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$113M
2019 Endowment
0.88%
decline from 2018

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at about $113M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Sarah Lawrence College declined 0.88% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $72M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $565k - Federal
  2. $157k - State
  3. $69.3k - Local

As of 2019, Sarah Lawrence College received $565k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $157k from state grants and contracts, and $69.3k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38M
2019 Salaries
1.77%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Sarah Lawrence College paid a median of $38M in salaries, which represents 44.8% of their overall expenditure ($84.8M) and a 1.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.05% growth from 2017 and a 1.87% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.41M
Instructional Salaries
103
Number of Employees

In 2019, Sarah Lawrence College paid a total of $9.41M to 103 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
115 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were No academic rank with 103 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were Management with 115 employees; Service with 35 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College was Male No academic rank with 53 employees, Female No academic rank with 50 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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