Sarah Lawrence College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$56,020
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,396
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.24%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
54.6%
3,674 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,506
96.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.5%
258 Graduates

About

Sarah Lawrence College is a higher education institution located in Westchester County, NY. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Sarah Lawrence College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (316 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 445 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sarah Lawrence College. 79.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 20.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (271 degrees), 7.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $56,020, which is $27,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $56,020, which is $27,620 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,396.

In 2020, 80% of undergraduate students attending Sarah Lawrence College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$56,020
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College was $56,020. The cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $27,620 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$41,396
2020 Value
1.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Sarah Lawrence College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,396. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Sarah Lawrence College grew by 1.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,820
Room and Board
$600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sarah Lawrence College was of $15,820 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board increased by 2.93% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Sarah Lawrence College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 80% 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.
2.24%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Sarah Lawrence College was 2.24%, which represents 8 out of the 357 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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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Sarah Lawrence College received 3,674 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.35% annual decline. Out of those 3,674 applicants, 2,007 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,506 students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 2020, and 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sarah Lawrence College has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
2,007
Accepted Out of 3,674

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sarah Lawrence College was 54.6% (2,007 admissions from 3,674 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 53.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.35%, while admissions declined by −6.74%.

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage
157
Scores Submitted

41% of enrolled first-time students at Sarah Lawrence College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Sarah Lawrence College has a total enrollment of 1,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,454 students and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.4% White, 9.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 5.05% Two or More Races, 4.78% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.9%), followed by White Male (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (42.8%), followed by Asian Female (7.22%) and White Male (7.22%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,506 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,454 and the part-time enrollment is 52. This means that 96.5% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2020 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 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Sarah Lawrence College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    864
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    140
  3. Black or African American
    78

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College is 57.4% White, 9.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.18% Black or African American, 5.05% Two or More Races, 4.78% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% 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, 132 students (8.76%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 259 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 (271 degrees awarded). There were 7.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (316 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 (45 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (316 degrees), and Human Sciences (12 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are Registered nurses (1,331,495 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (323,897 people), Other managers (200,016 people), Postsecondary teachers (187,911 people), and Medical & health services managers (161,590 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (45 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (316 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Health (45 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, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (45 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (316 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Health (45 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,532,072 people), Elementary & secondary schools (729,636 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (400,382 people), Outpatient care centers (246,072 people), and Offices of physicians (210,904 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (45 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (316 degrees), Human Sciences (12 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (12 degrees), and Health (45 degrees).

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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. 316 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 316 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

93
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
352
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 93 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College, which is 0.264 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (352).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.295 times less than the 244 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 244 degrees were awarded to women at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.39 times more than the 72 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 63% of students graduating from Sarah Lawrence College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Sarah Lawrence College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.71% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    271 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    35 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sarah Lawrence College is white (271 degrees awarded). There were 7.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (35 degrees).

4.27% of degree recipients (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    212 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Sarah Lawrence College is white female (212 degrees awarded). There were 3.59 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.61M (1.47%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Sarah Lawrence College had a total salary expenditure of $81.3M. Sarah Lawrence College employs 89 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Sarah Lawrence College are Male No academic ranks (50), Female No academic ranks(39), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College are: Management, with 107 employees, Service, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Endowment

$109M
2020 Endowment
3.02%
decline from 2019

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Sarah Lawrence College declined 3.02% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $69.5M 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. $1.05M - Federal
  2. $121k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Sarah Lawrence College received $1.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $121k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$38M
2020 Salaries
0.00136%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Sarah Lawrence College paid a median of $38M in salaries, which represents 46.8% of their overall expenditure ($81.3M) and a 0.00136% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.77% growth from 2018 and a 5.05% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.19M
Instructional Salaries
89
Number of Employees

In 2020, Sarah Lawrence College paid a total of $8.19M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
89 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
107 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were No academic rank with 89 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were Management with 107 employees; Service with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College was Male No academic rank with 50 employees, and Female No academic rank with 39 employees.

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