Private 4 Year

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, Virginia

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Sweet Briar College overview
Location Sweet Briar, Virginia
Online sbc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Sweet Briar College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Sweet Briar College is a private women's liberal arts college located in Sweet Briar, Virginia, set amidst the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founded in 1901, the college spans a 3,250-acre campus renowned for its historical architecture, with many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sweet Briar is distinguished by a strong emphasis on leadership for women and offers a variety of bachelor's degree programs with particularly noted strengths in the arts, sciences, and environmental studies. This institution maintains a policy of moderately selective admissions. Student living is an integral part of the college experience at Sweet Briar, where housing is provided on campus, including residence halls, and houses available for upperclass students. The college's academic community is enhanced through study abroad programs, undergraduate research opportunities, and equestrian facilities, though it is not specifically highlighted for an overarching athletic program.

In the most recent statistical year 1,204 prospective students applied, and 912 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 154 enrolled in the school.  453 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $22,620 plus fees of $970.












Sweet Briar College is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1020/1360
ACT 22/30
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Sweet Briar College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$970
Room and Board $14,250
Budget for Other Expenses$2,850
Total One Year Cost$41,990

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Sweet Briar College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 14%
Biology 12%
Business 12%
Psychology 9%

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