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Sarah Lawrence Admission Requirements

Bronxville, New York

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Chances of getting into Sarah Lawrence College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.1%
Admission Difficulty for Sarah Lawrence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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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.

Sarah Lawrence SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1422
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 702
SAT Composite 75th 1422
Average SAT Score 1330

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sarah Lawrence College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Sarah Lawrence ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sarah Lawrence College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Sarah Lawrence GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Sarah Lawrence College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

59% of Sarah Lawrence College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Sarah Lawrence College students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Sarah Lawrence College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,254 799 4,053
Accepted 1,726 426 2,152
Acceptance Rate 53% 53% 53%
Enrolled 298 100 398
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 23% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sarah Lawrence College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Sarah Lawrence College prefer SAT or ACT?

46% of students submit their SAT scores to Sarah Lawrence. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Sarah Lawrence College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Sarah Lawrence College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Sarah Lawrence College?

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.