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Sweet Briar College Scholarships

134 Chapel Drive Tuition In/Out-State: $31,850 / $31,850 Total Fall Enrollment: 760
Sweet Briar , VA 24595-9998 Books and Supplies: $1,168 Applicants Admitted: 82%
(800) 381-6142 On-campus Room and Board: $11,440 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 98% Undergraduate Application Fee: $40 Receiving Institutional Aid: 98% , $19,018 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Sweet Briar College General Information

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    Address 134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595-9998
    Phone Number (800) 381-6142
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    Mission Statement

    Sweet Briar College empowers and educates young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them.

    Sweet Briar prepares women (and at the graduate level, men as well) to be productive, responsible members of a world community. It focuses on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program that combines the liberal arts, preparation for careers and individual development. The faculty and staff guide students to become active learners, to reason clearly, to speak and write persuasively and to lead with integrity. They do so by creating an educational environment that is both intense and supportive and where learning occurs in many different venues, including the classroom, the community and the world.

    Type of School Four or more years, Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation None
    Highest degree offered Master's degree
    Calendar Semester
    Setting Mid-size suburb
    Distance learning opportunities No

    Sweet Briar College Size

    Total enrollment 760
    Enrolled full time 732
    Enrolled part time 28

    Sweet Briar College Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 25
    Women enrolled full time 707
    American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 3%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 2%
    Hispanic 3%
    White/Non-Hispanic 87%
    Non-Resident Alien 2%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
  • Sweet Briar College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (800) 381-6142
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $40
    Applied 642
    Admitted 526
    Enrolled 196
    Admitted % 82%

    Sweet Briar College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Sweet Briar College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 86%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 500
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 610
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 480
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 580
    Students submitting ACT 39%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 22
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 27
  • Sweet Briar College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $31,850
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $31,850
    Books and Supplies $1,168
    On-campus room and board $11,440 Sweet Briar offers a comprehensive room and board plan. Students who elect to live in a single room pay an additional single room rate.
    Off-campus room and board $6,000 We are a 4 year residential college. Students from counties that are contiguous to Amherst County may elect to live at home.

    Sweet Briar College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 98%
    Receiving Federal Grants 24% , $5,358 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 98% , $19,018 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 68% , $6,009 on average
  • Sweet Briar College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
    German Studies 0 0
    Italian Studies 0 0
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 0 0
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 15 0
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
    Business/Commerce, General 22 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
    Computer Science 0 0
    Education Bachelor Master
    Curriculum and Instruction 0 0
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0 6
    Engineering Bachelor Master
    Engineering Science 1 0
    Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master
    Engineering/Industrial Management 1 0
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
    Creative Writing 9 0
    English Language and Literature, General 6 0
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 0
    Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0 0
    French Language and Literature 3 0
    German Language and Literature 0 0
    Italian Language and Literature 0 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 3 0
    History Bachelor Master
    History, General 9 0
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
    Mathematics, General 7 0
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 0
    Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
    Environmental Science 1 0
    Environmental Studies 5 0
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
    Philosophy 1 0
    Religion/Religious Studies 3 0
    Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Chemistry, General 5 0
    Physics, General 0 0
    Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 1 0
    Psychology Bachelor Master
    Psychology, General 9 0
    Social Sciences Bachelor Master
    Anthropology 5 0
    Archeology 4 0
    Economics, General 7 0
    International Relations and Affairs 3 0
    Political Science and Government, General 7 0
    Sociology 8 0
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 0
    Dance, General 6 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 7 0
    Music, General 2 0
  • Sweet Briar College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline February 1
    Priority application deadline -
    Fall application deadline February 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due February 1
    SAT Subject score report due February 1
    College will notify student by March 15
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline February 15
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline December 1
    College will notify student of early decision by December 15
    Early action deadline -
    College will notify student of early action by -

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date May 1
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms July 15
    College will notify student of transfer decision by May 15
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