Sarah Lawrence College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$51,196

3.05% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,897

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.98%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

51.8%

3,068 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,736

96.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

82.2%

278 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 (279 degrees awarded).

In 2016, 398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Sarah Lawrence College. 74.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 25.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (254 degrees), 6.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $51,196, which is $26,781 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $51,196, which is $26,781 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,897.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 21% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$51,196

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College was $51,196. The cost of tuition at Sarah Lawrence College is $26,781 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$32,897

2016 Value

12.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Sarah Lawrence College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,897. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Sarah Lawrence College grew by 12.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,204

Room and Board

$600

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Sarah Lawrence College was of $14,204 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $600. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0563% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

21%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at Sarah Lawrence College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 2.67% with respect to 2015, when 75% 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.

1.98%

2015 Default Rate

7

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Sarah Lawrence College was 1.98%, which represents 7 out of the 353 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 3,068 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.03% annual growth. Out of those 3,068 applicants, 1,589 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,736 students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 2016, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sarah Lawrence College has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,589

Accepted Out of 3,068

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Sarah Lawrence College was 51.8% (1,589 admissions from 3,068 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 53.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.03%, while admissions grew by 5.79%.

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SAT Scores

47%

Submission Percentage

176

Scores Submitted

47% of enrolled first-time students at Sarah Lawrence College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Sarah Lawrence College has a total enrollment of 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,668 students and the part-time enrollment is 68. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.5% White, 8.64% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 4.72% Black or African American, 4.26% Asian, 0.0576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0576% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (14.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (8.37%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Sarah Lawrence College is 1,668 and the part-time enrollment is 68. This means that 96.1% of students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2016 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    876

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    150

  3. Two or More Races

    110

The enrolled student population at Sarah Lawrence College is 50.5% White, 8.64% Hispanic or Latino, 6.34% Two or More Races, 4.72% Black or African American, 4.26% Asian, 0.0576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0576% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 219 students (12.6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 196 more women than men received degrees from Sarah Lawrence College. The majority of degree recipients at Sarah Lawrence College are white (254 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (279 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 (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (279 degrees), and Human Sciences (6 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,271,982 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (350,759 people), Miscellaneous managers (231,948 people), Designers (202,524 people), and Postsecondary teachers (188,112 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (279 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Health (42 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Dental hygienists, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (279 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Health (42 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 Hospitals (1,508,728 people), Elementary & secondary schools (703,360 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (377,360 people), Outpatient care centers (220,426 people), and Offices of physicians (191,064 people).

The most specialized majors at Sarah Lawrence College are English (43 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (279 degrees), Human Sciences (6 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (15 degrees), and Health (42 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. 279 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Sarah Lawrence College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 279 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 101

  2. 297

In 2016, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College, which is 0.34 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (297).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 81 degrees were awarded to men at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.409 times less than the 198 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 198 degrees were awarded to women at Sarah Lawrence College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.44 times more than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%

100% Completion Time

77%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 71% of students graduating from Sarah Lawrence College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.

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 (67.2%).

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, 0.719% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    254 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Sarah Lawrence College is white (254 degrees awarded). There were 6.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (41 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    185 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    69 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Sarah Lawrence College is white female (185 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 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 $91.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.82M (1.99%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Sarah Lawrence College had a total expenditure of $79.1M. Of that $79.1M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $79.1M on benefits.

Sarah Lawrence College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Sarah Lawrence College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College are: Management, with 116 employees, Service, with 38 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.2M

2015 Endowment

4.55%

growth from 2014

Sarah Lawrence College has an endowment valued at about $91.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Sarah Lawrence College grew 4.55% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $57.5M 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. $332k - Federal

  2. $5.35k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Sarah Lawrence College received $332k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.35k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$34.9M

Salary Expenditure

$79.1M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Sarah Lawrence College had a total expenditure of $79.1M. Of that $79.1M, they spent $34.9M on salaries and $79.1M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Sarah Lawrence College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.9M

2015 Salaries

0.326%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Sarah Lawrence College paid a median of $34.9M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($79.1M) and a 0.326% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.75% growth from 2013 and a 3.16% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.63M

Instructional Salaries

108

Number of Employees

In 2015, Sarah Lawrence College paid a total of $9.63M to 108 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

116 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College were Management with 116 employees; Service with 38 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Sarah Lawrence College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Sarah Lawrence College.

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