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Sweet Briar, Virginia

Sweet Briar College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Sweet Briar College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.7%
Admission Difficulty for Sweet Briar College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Sweet Briar College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 495 out of 654 applicants were admitted making Sweet Briar College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Sweet Briar College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Sweet Briar College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Sweet Briar College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Sweet Briar College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Sweet Briar College?

Sweet Briar College typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Sweet Briar College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >84%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 76%-84%
990 to 1100 Avg - 65%-76%
880 to 990 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 880 Low <52%
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Sweet Briar College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Sweet Briar College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Sweet Briar College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sweet Briar College?

Admission data indicates that Sweet Briar College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Sweet Briar College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Sweet Briar College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 76%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 65%-76%
17 to 20 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 17 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Sweet Briar College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Sweet Briar College was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Sweet Briar College accepts 76% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Sweet Briar College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 654 0 654
Accepted 495 0 495
Acceptance Rate 76% ? 76%
Enrolled 110 0 110
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% ? 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Sweet Briar College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Sweet Briar College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Sweet Briar College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233718 IPEDS survey data for Sweet Briar College.

Frequently Asked Questions

65% of students submit their SAT scores to Sweet Briar College. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Sweet Briar College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1210. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.