Sweet Briar College is a 4-year women’s college in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Sweet Briar grants undergraduate degrees in 16 academic majors. Outside of the classroom, Sweet Briar is home to a renowned equestrian program and features the on-campus Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center. For recreation, the Sweet Briar campus is surrounded by eight nature sanctuaries, two lakes, and miles of hiking trails.
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Sweet Briar is a wonderful school where the academics are challenging, the friends are forever, and the professors know your name. You aren't a number here. Everything is personal.
Sweet Briar Girl
sweet briar college has a unique and unidentifiable element to it. while a lot of colleges give prospectives the impression that they will be remolded during their college experience sweet briar offers a new metaphor. sweet briar college is an institution where at first you'll believe you have strengths and weakness, but during your time at sweet briar you'll discover how to capitalize on your strengths while developing your "weaknesses" to a point where you feel comfortable enough to claim you don't have any.
bryanna from bethlehem, pa
I did a year at Hollins, in Roanoke, Va, I did not like Hollins at all. Sweet Briar is the school for you and I know YOU wont regret it. best of luck getting in.
Laura from Orange County, CA
I fell in love with Sweet Briar <3 The class sizes are small, therefore you get to know your professors :) The campus is full of trails and opportunity.
Haley from Danville, VA
The professors really get to know you and are willing to help you in any way possible. The traditions are one of my favorite parts. The whole community is very personal.
D.j. from Daleville, AL
Its a great school with amazing people. The faculty is great and are always willing to help even if your question has nothing to do with their department. It's a great place for learning and discovering who you are.