Sarah Lawrence College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$52,600

2.74% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$39,371

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.62%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.2%

3,463 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,696

96.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

79.4%

297 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 (364 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 511 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sarah Lawrence College. 76.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (289 degrees), 5.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $52,600, which is $27,406 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $52,600, which is $27,406 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $39,371.

In 2017, 77% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$52,600

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College was $52,600. The cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $27,406 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$39,371

2017 Value

19.7%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Sarah Lawrence College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $39,371. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Sarah Lawrence College grew by 19.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,440

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sarah Lawrence College was of $14,440 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 1.66% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Sarah Lawrence College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.48% with respect to 2016, when 73% 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.

3.62%

2016 Default Rate

13

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Sarah Lawrence College was 3.62%, which represents 13 out of the 359 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 3,463 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 12.9% annual growth. Out of those 3,463 applicants, 1,842 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,696 students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sarah Lawrence College has an overall enrollment yield of 21.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,842

Accepted Out of 3,463

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sarah Lawrence College was 53.2% (1,842 admissions from 3,463 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 51.8%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 12.9%, while admissions grew by 15.9%.

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SAT Scores

39%

Submission Percentage

153

Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sarah Lawrence College has a total enrollment of 1,696 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,640 students and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.13% Two or More Races, 4.72% Black or African American, 4.42% Asian, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.059% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.1%), followed by White Male (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (12.9%) and Black or African American Female (5.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,696 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,640 and the part-time enrollment is 56. This means that 96.7% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

82%

2017 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 82%. 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

    916

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    146

  3. Two or More Races

    104

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College is 54% White, 8.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.13% Two or More Races, 4.72% Black or African American, 4.42% Asian, 0.118% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.059% 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 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% 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, 160 students (9.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 273 more women than men received degrees from Sarah Lawrence College. The majority of degree recipients at Sarah Lawrence College are white (289 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (364 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 (50 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (364 degrees), and Human Sciences (6 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (446,751 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (381,505 people), Other managers (328,409 people), Postsecondary teachers (211,984 people), and Education administrators (135,928 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (50 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (364 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 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 Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (50 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (364 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 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 (782,089 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (455,220 people), Legal services (330,197 people), Computer Systems Design (244,684 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,418 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (50 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (364 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 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. 364 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 364 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 119

  2. 392

In 2017, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College, which is 0.304 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (392).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.379 times less than the 264 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 264 degrees were awarded to women at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.64 times more than the 100 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

72%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 72% 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.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sarah Lawrence College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.35% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    289 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sarah Lawrence College is white (289 degrees awarded). There were 5.78 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

4.11% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    221 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    68 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sarah Lawrence College is white female (221 degrees awarded). There were 3.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (68 degrees).

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Operations

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at nearly $105M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.7M (11.1%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Sarah Lawrence College had a total salary expenditure of $78.4M. Sarah Lawrence College employs 112 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sarah Lawrence College are Male No academic ranks (57), Female No academic ranks(55), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College are: Management, with 113 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$105M

2017 Endowment

17%

growth from 2016

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at about $105M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Sarah Lawrence College grew 17% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $68.1M 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. $465k - Federal

  2. $172k - State

  3. $62.9k - Local

As of 2017, Sarah Lawrence College received $465k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $172k from state grants and contracts, and $62.9k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.6M

2017 Salaries

1.87%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Sarah Lawrence College paid a median of $35.6M in salaries, which represents 45.4% of their overall expenditure ($78.4M) and a 1.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0664% growth from 2015 and a 0.326% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.91M

Instructional Salaries

112

Number of Employees

In 2017, Sarah Lawrence College paid a total of $9.91M to 112 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.01M (34.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

112 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

113 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were No academic rank with 112 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were Management with 113 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 34 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College was Male No academic rank with 57 employees, Female No academic rank with 55 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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