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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
PO Box 1056
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
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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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 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 16 responses
Report
  • Driven
    31%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Odd
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Blonde
    6%
  • Busy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Community
    29%
  • Amazing
    24%
  • Bubble
    18%
  • Isolated
    18%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Powerful
    6%

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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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.
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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.
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!