Sarah Lawrence is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States. It is located in southern Westchester County, New York, in the city of Yonkers, 15 miles (24 km) north of Manhattan. Sarah Lawrence was founded in 1926 as a women’s college and became a coeducational institution in 1968. The College is known for its rigorous academic standards and low student-to-faculty ratio of 9-to-1. Sarah Lawrence emphasizes scholarship, particularly in the humanities, performing arts, and writing, and places a high value on independent study. In The Best College for You, a 2000 co-publication of Time Magazine and The Princeton Review, Sarah Lawrence College was named the liberal arts “College of the Year”, citing the school’s strong emphasis on writing across the curriculum. It is currently the most expensive college in the United States, with annual tuition, room and board, and fees totaling $54,410 for the 2009/2010 school year.
Tuition: $54,410 for a school year