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  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-
134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Athletic Division
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.

Our staff and faculty are united in a common cause: to be the mentors you’ve always wanted, and to empower you to grow as a bold, independent thinker.

The Office of Student Life works closely with the academic dean and her staff to develop and strengthen meaningful opportunities for students. Initiatives are based on a co-curricular model — to expand and support learning, in and out of the classroom.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1010-1210
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,859/ 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
$11,863/ 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
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
331Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Driven
    26%
  • Dedicated
    21%
  • Odd
    11%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Blonde
    5%
  • Busy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Community
    25%
  • Amazing
    20%
  • Isolated
    20%
  • Bubble
    15%
  • cozy
    5%
  • fierce
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    34%
    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

    Sweet Briar College Reviews

    381 reviews
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    As an alum, Sweet Briar sisterhood is something I cherish the most. The school has a unique history and the ability to connect driven, confident women from all over the world. As a student at SBC, I was able to dip my toes into a variety of things... DIII student athlete, student life programs coordinator, Junior Year in France study abroad opportunity, and various science internships coordinated by our helpful alumna network!

    Almost everyone has the ability to find their niche at Sweet Briar and create opportunities for academic and personal growth!
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    Almost Perfect! The professors are amazing and really care about you. Many of the professors take students input to heart and want to make learning engaging. All of the riding staff are also great and work really hard to make the riding program great. The school really makes an effort to be sustainable by using produce grown in the greenhouse and having an apiary.
    2019 alum here - You will get out of your academics what you put into them. I know many people who got a phenomenal education and took full advantage of the opportunities to do independent research, study abroad, and take on experiential learning opportunities. The campus is beautiful, the faculty are incredible, and while it isn't perfect (and there are issues, like a few office personnel in administrative offices such as financial aid can be difficult to deal with), it became home to me during my time there. The faculty and staff genuinely care about students, and there are plenty of opportunities to go around in student leadership positions from athletics and student government to campus jobs. It is not an easy experience, but if you want to grow as a person and become the kind of formidable woman Sweet Briar is known for attracting and producing, I guarantee that you will have plenty of opportunities to flourish and make friendships and connections that will last for a lifetime.