Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.78 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 1,736 (1,438 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 16% part-time, 84% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,128
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3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall, the program is exactly what I wanted as an interdisciplinary theatre artist. First-year MFA students at Sarah Lawrence take between 10 to 12 classes ranging from acting, directing, design, puppetry, dramaturgy and playwriting, with the option to take classes from the music or dance department. I found myself talking classes from 9am-5pm, and the rest of my evenings were filled with work, homework, or collaborating on some of the department shows. If youre looking for an intense program, this is it. The faculty is supportive in helping students find their voice by creating a space where students can be themselves. The professors are working artist, so they reframe notions of what theatre is supposed to be, and enable students to find what theatre is to them. Another perk of learning from working artist is that professors always invite students to see their shows, and the door is always open to shadow professors who are working in the city. The trade-off for this is that you can go weeks, or in some extreme cases, about a month without a professor if they have a gig outside of the States. The department does a good job finding subs, but youre still at a loss if youve already build a rapport with a professor and you suddenly find yourself switching gears. My biggest critique of the program thus far is the lack of socio-political consciousness from some of the faculty, and the merging of graduate students into undergraduate classes. I found most of the open discussions with undergraduates in class stifled, but because the program is so student-centered, you can always talk to the professor if youre not finding yourself being challenged. In terms of the lack of consciousness from professors: I had one professor go on a rant in class about how he encourages Caucasian students to do Fences by August Wilson. Luckily, you get to create your own curriculum as an MFA student and I was able to instantly drop the class. I strongly recommend this program for interdisciplinary artist who want to grow in several fields of theatre, as opposed to choosing one. The program doesnt come without its pitfalls, but at the end of the day, you can make the program your own. Its not only encouraged, but required.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Wonderful place to learn about the field of education! Good for innovative thinkers and out of the box educators
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Tough but unique program filled with a truly inspirational group of professors and adult students.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Overall, a great school for an Early Childhood Education degree.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program, one of only 6 in the country. Supportive faculty and interesting array of graduate degrees.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

I love this program - Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College - but it really is a lot of work! I am excited to begin my first internship, next semester.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

The program I'm in, Masters in Arts of Health Advocacy, is a very unique degree. Our department is extremely small, which I think is to our benefit as students. We all will work quite closely together for the next 2 years. We each have different interests which vary widely, and in that sense we will be taking in and viewing our studies from different points of view. I find the idea of this very beneficial. The biggest con right now is actually transportation. The school is in Bronxville, NY and I live in Brooklyn, NY - without a car, and having to rely on public transportation, it is not easy or convenient.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I have just completed my first semester at Sarah Lawrence College. My experience has been wonderful, as well as a little bit challenging. The way that classes are structured facilitates the creative sharing of ideas, although not in the conventional ways. Classes are structured in a group-focused discussion format, instead of the usual professor-focused lecturing format. Learning happens in a way that is individual to each student, and though it does take some getting used to, the overall experience is positive and academic.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2016

The program offers a high academic standard, but the burden is largely on the student to take advantage of the resources available to them. The suburban area is nice although the cost of living can be deceptively high. Proximity to NYC is a major plus. Campus facilities are top-notch. Administration can be a tad inefficient at times.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2017

The Child Development graduate program at Sarah Lawrence provides an incredible amount of support from faculty and the school in general. Students are allowed the opportunity to dive into research and observation, knowing they have a wealth of resources available to them.
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