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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Sweet Briar is an above-average private college located in Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 314 undergraduate students. The Sweet Briar acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, Sweet Briar alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,400.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
PO Box 1056
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,050/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,802/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
314Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Driven
    28%
  • Dedicated
    17%
  • Odd
    11%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Blonde
    6%
  • Busy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Community
    26%
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Isolated
    21%
  • Bubble
    16%
  • fierce
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Powerful
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Sweet Briar College is a unique experience where you can mix your passions and academics. For me, that means that I get to ride horses and be on the school's equestrian program all while getting a degree in Business and a minor in Classics. The benefit of being in classes with only 20-40 people is that the professors have a chance to get to know the students and offer help on an individualized basis. While following my passion and getting a degree, Sweet Briar offers a variety of clubs and events on campus. Becoming a member of these clubs help the students feel involved on the campus and allow for the classes to integrate in a way that other colleges can not offer. Rival classes and clubs have friendly competitions throughout the year like the rock and hitching post-fight (a friendly competition where the rival classes try to see who can paint the objects before the other class). The opportunities at Sweet Briar just simply can not compare to other colleges.
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The college offered me a fantastic rate. This ended up being cheaper than the price would be for an in state public college. The price that I was quoted for the college was what I ended up paying. The people at the school are friendly. You can find the type of people you would want to friend. The quality of education is better than other colleges that I have attended. The campus is beautiful and contains 22 historical buildings. There are many activities for students each month. I have attended rock climbing, skiing, swimming in the indoor pool, and working out in the gym. If you have a gpa from high school that is at least a 3.0 you will be offered scholarships that will decrease the cost of tuition significantly. If you are eligible for work study if a job is available and you apply for it they make sure work study eligible students are given preference.
Looking back,I would honestly RUN away from this college and go almost anywhere else. Have a G.I. Bill?Prepare to wait months into the school year just to use it. Have a budget?Prepare for most of the financial staff ( even upper) to have a terrible attitude about their mistakes and it's a nightmare just to try to get anything fixed.After being at the college for over a year and with every semester having more problems with exceptionally rude financial staff, I wish I didn't give this college as many chances as I did. I'm only here because the credits don't transfer easily and it would be another nightmare to start all over again.Think that mistakes and issues with what you are being charged aren't the norm? Most students on campus will say otherwise. Don't get me wrong, there are some great professors on campus. The scenery is beautiful and there are some things you can get involved in. However,there are a lot of nasty/snooty people on campus as well with only 300 something students.