B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Sweet Briar College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Website

Sweet Briar College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
935-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Sweet Briar College

Cost

Net Price
$26,388/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,574/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,887/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,694/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,422/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,447/ year

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.23 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
310Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Driven
    36%
  • Dedicated
    14%
  • Odd
    14%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Blonde
    7%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Unique
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
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 Reviews

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Sweet Briar is an amazing place to grow as a woman. You truly learn to balance your academics and extracurriculars in a way my friends at other schools do not. The bonds you create with your professors at Sweet Briar are so strong and amazing, I've had dinner at a bunch of my professor's houses. The professors often put their cellphone numbers on the syllabus, that's how accessible they are. I couldn't imagine my college experience any other way!
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Sweet Briar is an academic gold mine for Math or Science enthusiasts. World-renowned professors involve students in pioneering research and discovery. Students receive one-on-one attention from instructors who genuinely care. A safe, close-knit community ensures lasting friendships. Extra-curricular activities available include horseback riding, athletics such as rugby/tennis/lacrosse, Theater & Classics clubs, Outdoor Adventures along with rock climbing, canoeing, and spelunking. Sweet Briar is where Vixens find themselves.
I absolutely love my college. Everything about it, from the amazingly beautiful 3,200 acre campus to the comfortable small student body, is what I wanted in my education. The dorms are beautiful, with the dorm I'm in this year (as well as most of last year) being built in 1912. Despite the large campus size, all of the important buildings are close together, providing a wonderful walk to class every day! There are always fun events on the weekend to participate in. With the student body as small as it is, there are opportunities to participate in student activities and be an officer of whatever you want to! Women's colleges provide wonderful opportunities to those who choose to attend one, and with the rate of students employed immediately after graduation as high as it is for women's colleges, there's no place I'd rather be.