Viewbooks and Publications
When you consider Sarah Lawrence, think of a rigorous curriculum, an inventive, vibrant community, and a deeper, more personalized education. And also: a legacy of social activism, outstanding professors, and a gorgeous, leafy campus with space for dreams to bloom.
We set ourselves apart from all other liberal arts colleges in ways that are, well, so us.
(Great Teaching For) A Deeper Preparation
An Introduction to the Sarah Lawrence College Faculty
Acclaimed authors. Leading scholars in their fields. National Endowment for the Arts grant recipients. Founding artistic directors. Research scientists. Sarah Lawrence professors are alive in their disciplines, engaged both in New York City and around the world in furthering their academic investigations and creative visions. This brochure introduces you to a few of these extraordinary people. We'll leave it to you to imagine what it might be like to work one-on-one with them—and others like them—as a Sarah Lawrence student.
A Deeper Education
An Introduction to Sarah Lawrence College
Sarah Lawrence College has been an exemplar of progressive education since its founding in 1926. Only 30 minutes north of Midtown Manhattan, this private, coeducational college offers students a dynamic community of internationally renowned scholars, writers, scientists, and artists on a wooded campus that blends Tudor architecture and innovative, multipurpose facilities. Here, students pursue individualized courses of study, meet regularly with professors, and deeply explore their interests. As they do, they find meaning, direction, and an entrepreneurial spirit—not externally imposed, but emerging from their own intellectual and creative appetites.
The Sarah Lawrence College Viewbook
What do you want out of college? Are you interested in biology? Environmental studies? Film? Psychology? Poetry? A combination of all these—or other disciplines—that no one has ever seen before? At Sarah Lawrence, you can discover what and how you want to learn—and approach your education with a depth and intensity that few other colleges can offer. It’s even more fun than you would believe possible. All you need is passion and a desire to learn.
Go Deep and Go Far
Success After Sarah Lawrence
As profiles in this booklet show, our students succeed at the highest levels: as creative artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, scholars, lawyers, public servants, and more. Their success owes much to what they learned at Sarah Lawrence—and perhaps even more to how they learned it.
Sarah Lawrence at a Glance
What if you could design your own education—customized to your interests and preparing you for high achievement in nearly any field? At Sarah Lawrence, you can. A Sarah Lawrence education is a personal journey like no other, and the results are remarkable. There’s no better place to learn about yourself and what matters most to you—and to deeply explore that knowledge.
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Gryphon Athletics: NCAA Division III
Like their mascot, the mythological Gryphon, student-athletes at Sarah Lawrence combine intelligence and strength to follow their passions and discover their potential—in academics and in athletics. SLC students challenge themselves to excel in the classroom and in the field of play, bringing intensity and integrity to all their endeavors. In fact, Sarah Lawrence athletes consistently earn recognition on all-conference teams, year after year.
Visiting Sarah Lawrence College
Plan a visit to the Sarah Lawrence campus: It’s the best way to learn what we’re all about—and whether you’d like to join our community.
We invite you to take advantage of our year-round campus tours, information sessions, and personal interview opportunities. If you’re a high school senior, we also encourage you to sit in on a class or stay overnight with a current student during the academic year.
To arrange a visit, please contact the Office of Admission: (800) 888-2858 or (914) 395-2510. Learn more about visit options»
Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students
Perhaps the best advice any college can give to a prospective student is: “Make your educational choice first, and then take the steps necessary to pay for it.” Once your goals are matched with the college that’s right for you, there are many ways to seek assistance in meeting expenses. Learn more about the financial aid options available in the Financial Aid brochure.
Study Abroad Opportunities at Sarah Lawrence
In selecting a study abroad program, would the area’s history, geography, and architecture be your priority? Would prominence of the arts and richness of the culture be essential to you? Or would intellectual energy and opportunity be imperative? Study abroad with Sarah Lawrence, and you won’t have to choose one over the other. Each of our international programs offers all of these assets—plus a focus on individualized study and an emphasis on cultural immersion.
Defined by depth, intellectual rigor, and emphasis on professional action and creativity, graduate level programs at Sarah Lawrence offer a liberal arts education like no other. With a focus on individual student development and applied thinking—rather than specialized, research-oriented study—the College’s programs bring students and faculty together in small seminars and individual meetings. There, students build on their life experiences and interests to shape an education that balances the theoretical and practical, promotes social change, and positions them within a community of imaginative scholars.
Or, take a closer look at each of our graduate programs by downloading these program brochures:
- Art of Teaching
- Child Development
- Health Advocacy
- Human Genetics
- Women's History
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
The Financial Aid office works closely with students to help them find the resources to pay for a Sarah Lawrence education. In fact, almost 75% of current graduate students are receiving some type of assistance. This brochure provides an explanation of the world of financial aid: what kinds of grants, scholarships, and loans you may be eligible for; what forms you need to fill out and when; and tips on sources of financing you may not have considered.