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Sarah Lawrence College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

53.2%
Admission Difficulty for Sarah Lawrence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Sarah Lawrence College? The school has a 53% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,842 out of 3,463 applicants were admitted making Sarah Lawrence College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 13 percent. Sarah Lawrence College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1310-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
39%
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1310
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1460
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sarah Lawrence College?

Sarah Lawrence College typically requires applicants to be in the top 11 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1235. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1385 out of 1600. 39 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sarah Lawrence College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >66%
1385 to 1460 Avg + 53%-66%
1310 to 1385 Avg - 40%-53%
1235 to 1310 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 1235 Low <28%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sarah Lawrence College?

Admission data indicates that Sarah Lawrence College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sarah Lawrence College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sarah Lawrence College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >66%
29 to 31 Avg + 53%-66%
27 to 29 Avg - 40%-53%
25 to 27 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 25 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Sarah Lawrence College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sarah Lawrence College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sarah Lawrence College accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sarah Lawrence College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 40% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

Admission Statistics

Sarah Lawrence College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,731 732 3,463
Accepted 1,383 459 1,842
Acceptance Rate 51% 63% 53%
Enrolled 280 113 393
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 25% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sarah Lawrence College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sarah Lawrence College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sarah Lawrence College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195304 IPEDS survey data for Sarah Lawrence College.