|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Sarah Lawrence and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,152 out of 4,053 applicants were admitted making Sarah Lawrence a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Sarah Lawrence College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1240|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||702|
|SAT Composite 75th||1422|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1422 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1331 to 1422||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1240 to 1331||Avg -||40%-53%|
|1149 to 1240||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 1149||Low||<28%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sarah Lawrence?
Admission data indicates that Sarah Lawrence regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sarah Lawrence College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>70%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||53%-70%|
|28 to 29||Avg -||44%-53%|
|27 to 28||Reach||36%-44%|
|Less than 27||Low||<36%|
What GPA do you need to get into Sarah Lawrence College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Sarah Lawrence. 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. The school ranks #22 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sarah Lawrence accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
59% of Sarah Lawrence College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||37%|
|Top 25% of class||59%|
|Top 50% of class||91%|
|Bottom 50% of class||9%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||23%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Sarah Lawrence College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
46% of students submit their SAT scores to Sarah Lawrence. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
53% of those who apply are granted admission to Sarah Lawrence. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1422. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 31. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.