Sarah Lawrence Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Sarah Lawrence College
How hard is it to get into Sarah Lawrence and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #54 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,857 out of 3,325 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 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 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Sarah Lawrence SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT46%
|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||730|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
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 1150. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 46 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>68%|
|1330 to 1420||Avg +||56%-68%|
|1240 to 1330||Avg -||43%-56%|
|1150 to 1240||Reach||31%-43%|
|Less than 1150||Low||<31%|
Sarah Lawrence ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT26%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 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 24 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 32 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>71%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||56%-71%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||45%-56%|
|25 to 27||Reach||35%-45%|
|Less than 25||Low||<35%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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. 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 56% 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|
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)||22%||27%||23%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Sarah Lawrence College and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
46% of students submit their SAT scores to Sarah Lawrence. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
56% of those who apply are granted admission to Sarah Lawrence. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional 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 1420. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.