If you are applying to Sarah Lawrence College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to Sarah Lawrence College for fall semester should hear back from Sarah Lawrence College by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Sarah Lawrence College's admissions stats.
|Sarah Lawrence College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Mean SAT Score||1353|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||63%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||39%|
These are the application deadlines for Sarah Lawrence College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||April 1|
Sarah Lawrence College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Sarah Lawrence College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Sarah Lawrence College is 65%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 57%.
Sarah Lawrence College accepts around 7% of early action applicants and 57% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Sarah Lawrence College admitted 70 of the 107 students who applied early decision. Last year, Sarah Lawrence College admitted 1,147 of the 1,638 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Sarah Lawrence College is a very difficult school to get into. Sarah Lawrence College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Sarah Lawrence College accepted 57% of all applicants, about 2,593 from the 4,550 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Sarah Lawrence College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Sarah Lawrence College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Sarah Lawrence College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Sarah Lawrence College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Sarah Lawrence College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Sarah Lawrence College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||counselor recommendation, school report|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Sarah Lawrence College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At Sarah Lawrence College 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
At Sarah Lawrence College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.22%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.44%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13.51%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7.53%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6.75%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Sarah Lawrence College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Sarah Lawrence College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Sarah Lawrence College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 63% of Sarah Lawrence College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Sarah Lawrence College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1260 and 1430 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sarah Lawrence College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1430 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Sarah Lawrence College student is 1353.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sarah Lawrence College students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sarah Lawrence College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.
To be most competitive at Sarah Lawrence College, you should strive to earn between 29 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sarah Lawrence College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sarah Lawrence College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Sarah Lawrence College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Sarah Lawrence College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Sarah Lawrence College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Sarah Lawrence College.
Does Sarah Lawrence College accept transfer credits?
✅ Sarah Lawrence College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Sarah Lawrence College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Sarah Lawrence College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Sarah Lawrence College?
❌ No, Sarah Lawrence College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Sarah Lawrence College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Sarah Lawrence College is 57%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sarah Lawrence College?
✅ Sarah Lawrence College's early decision acceptance rate was 65% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Sarah Lawrence College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Sarah Lawrence College was 7% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Sarah Lawrence College? Sarah Lawrence College is a very selective institution. The Sarah Lawrence College acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sarah Lawrence College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Sarah Lawrence College is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
29 to 32
29 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sarah Lawrence College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Sarah Lawrence College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1430 and Above
1260 to 1430
1260 and Less
The median SAT score for Sarah Lawrence College students is 1353. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sarah Lawrence College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sarah Lawrence College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Sarah Lawrence College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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