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Sweet Briar College Demographics & Diversity

Sweet Briar, Virginia

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Sweet Briar College are mostly White with a small Hispanic population. The school has low racial diversity. 29% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Sweet Briar College students
Race Percent of Students
White 71%
Black 9%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Sweet Briar College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Sweet Briar College with a gender ratio of 97% women to 3% men.  Though it is a women's college, 2.67% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Sweet Briar College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Sweet Briar College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 3%
Women 97%
Enrollment by gender for Sweet Briar College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 9
Women 328

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Sweet Briar College serves a low number of students outside of Virginia, with 49 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Sweet Briar College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 49%
Out of State 48%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,916 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 3.8%
Part time Undergrads 1.7%

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