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Sarah Lawrence College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

51.8%
Admission Difficulty for Sarah Lawrence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Sarah Lawrence College? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,589 out of 3,068 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 17 percent. Sarah Lawrence College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1240-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1450
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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1135. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1345 out of 1600. 47 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
1450 and Above Good >65%
1345 to 1450 Avg + 52%-65%
1240 to 1345 Avg - 39%-52%
1135 to 1240 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1135 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
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 33
ACT Math 75th 29
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. 28 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 >65%
29 to 31 Avg + 52%-65%
27 to 29 Avg - 39%-52%
25 to 27 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 25 Low <27%

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 52% 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 2,323 745 3,068
Accepted 1,170 419 1,589
Acceptance Rate 50% 56% 52%
Enrolled 259 118 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 28% 24%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
15

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.