Located in the city of Yonkers, just north of New York City, Sarah Lawrence College was originally founded as an all-women's institution in 1926. Named in honor of his wife, the college was championed by real estate developer William Van Duzer Lawrence, who wanted to create a school tailored to the individual needs of young women. Today, Sarah Lawrence has become a coeducational school, but it still embodies many of the credos set forth by the Lawrence family decades earlier.
Students living in university housing or student housing participate in the school's unique academic programs, modeled after the Oxford/Cambridge system - combining small seminar classes with individual, biweekly student-faculty meetings. This academic advisement works in combination with the studios, labs, performances and internships emphasized in a Sarah Lawrence education. The school boasts strong exchange and study-abroad opportunities, and is the only American university with a program in Cuba. Additionally, Sarah Lawrence boasts the oldest graduate programs in women's history and human genetics and health advocacy.
Student living and university living at the college revolve around a number of campus organizations and events, such as the Fall Formal, Bollywood Dance Club, Bacchanalia, the Trojan Woman, the Spoken Word Collective and the Tournees French Film Festival. Only about 30 minutes from Manhatan, students also have access to the city's cultural, educational and recreational centers.
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