Chances of getting into Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.8%
Admission Difficulty for Sarah Lawrence College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1420
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 730
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1420
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 #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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Sarah Lawrence College
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sarah Lawrence College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

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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

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%

Admission Statistics

Sarah Lawrence College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,668 657 3,325
Accepted 1,487 370 1,857
Acceptance Rate 56% 56% 56%
Enrolled 325 100 425
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.