Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Sarah Lawrence are mainly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 47% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Sarah Lawrence College students
Race Percent of Students
White 53%
Black 4%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7%
International 13%
Race Unknown 8%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very Low

There are 197% more female students than male students enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College with a gender ratio of 75% women to 25% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Sarah Lawrence has a much lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is much less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Sarah Lawrence College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 25%
Women 75%
Enrollment by gender for Sarah Lawrence College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 431
Women 1,278

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Sarah Lawrence serves a high number of out-of-state students with 82% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sarah Lawrence College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 17%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 12%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$76,763 per year

12% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.6%
Part time Undergrads 1.3%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195304 IPEDS survey data for Sarah Lawrence College.