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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
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
880-1180
ACT Range
18-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,532/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,021/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,770/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,618/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,844/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,609/ year
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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
356Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
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
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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 Reviews

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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.
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I love Sweet Briar dearly! There are just a few things I would like to see change. The food isn't great, however, we have just changed our catering company so it will hopefully improve. I also think that some of the dorms and academic buildings could also use some renovation.
Sweet Briar College (SBC) offers a wonderful, unique college experience. Due to its small size and all-female student body, SBC cultivates a welcoming, intimate community. By the second semester of my sophomore year, I can honestly say I know the names of the majority of the student body. Professors are always accessible and willing to help students; opportunities to work with professors on research projects are always available and encouraged. Ultimately, I feel blessed to have discovered this college.