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Sweet Briar College
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  • 4 Year
  • SWEET BRIAR, VA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

134 CHAPEL DR
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Sweet Briar College

Behind every Sweet Briar woman is a team who believes in her and will ensure that her experience is one where she will grow and thrive.

On our beautiful campus, in close community, we grow into the connected, ethical leaders the world urgently needs. Sweet Briar offers hands-on academics, a focus on women’s leadership, an innovative academic calendar designed for experiential learning, and a deep connection to our land. Together, we learn by doing. In our labs, in our greenhouse, in our barns and on our teams, we shape our community and our future.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1020-1260
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,711 / 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
$17,220 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Engineering: Ours is one of just two women’s colleges in the U.S. with an ABET-accredited engineering program.

academic spotlight

Sweet Briar College’s all-women engineering program is ideal both for students who are unsure of their capabilities and require more one-on-one with faculty in small classrooms as well as those who clearly want to become engineers. Employers of our students value their self-confidence, self-efficacy, and pro-activity as well as technical proficiency in both mechanical and electrical engineering.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
450 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Odd
    12%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Blonde
    4%
  • Busy
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 34 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Community
    27%
  • Bubble
    19%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Isolated
    15%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • cozy
    4%
  • fierce
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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