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Sweet Briar College Profile

  • 134 Chapel Drive
    Sweet Briar , VA 24595-9998
    (800) 381-6142
    http://www.sbc.edu
    Setting
    Mid-size suburb
    Enrollment
    760
    Full time
    732
    Part time
    28
    Men full time
    25
    Women full time
    707
    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.

    Sweet Briar College More Information

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

  • 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 Diversity

    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 Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $33,130
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $33,130
    Books and Supplies $1,200
    On-campus room and board $11,800 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 $7,000 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 100%
    Receiving Federal Grants 24% , $5,002 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 99% , $19,018 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 66% , $9,864 on average
  • Sweet Briar College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master
    German Studies 0 0
    BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master
    Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 1 0
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 22 0
    BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master
    Business/Commerce, General 26 0
    EDUCATION Bachelor Master
    Curriculum and Instruction 0 1
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0 10
    ENGINEERING Bachelor Master
    Engineering Science 4 0
    ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master
    Engineering/Industrial Management 0 0
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master
    Creative Writing 16 0
    English Language and Literature, General 4 0
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 0
    Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 0 0
    French Language and Literature 3 0
    German Language and Literature 2 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 3 0
    HISTORY Bachelor Master
    History, General 4 0
    LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 0
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master
    Mathematics and Statistics, Other 1 0
    Mathematics, General 6 0
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 0
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master
    Environmental Science 5 0
    Environmental Studies 1 0
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master
    Philosophy 1 0
    Religion/Religious Studies 2 0
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master
    Chemistry, General 1 0
    Physics, General 1 0
    Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 1 0
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master
    Psychology, General 12 0
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master
    Anthropology 4 0
    Archeology 1 0
    Economics, General 4 0
    International Relations and Affairs 8 0
    Political Science and Government, General 7 0
    Sociology 9 0
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5 0
    Dance, General 1 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 0
    Music, General 0 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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Student Reviews of Sweet Briar College

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based on 42 reviews
  • bryanna from bethlehem, pa

    all of our traditions can be found of the sbc.edu website, but a few of my favorite are lantern bearing, the class specific objects/symbols and the decoration of senior robes. lantern bearing is when a non-graduating student creates a basket for a… more read full review

    all of our traditions can be found of the sbc.edu website, but a few of my favorite are lantern bearing, the class specific objects/symbols and the decoration of senior robes. lantern bearing is when a non-graduating student creates a basket for a graduating student and the couple or group walks around the upper quad with the rest of those who have created a basket for other graduating members. during the walk, the graduating member tells the person(s) who decorated her basket about her unique experiences while attending sweet briar. they walk around four times and the forth lap is done by only the graduating students. the class specific objects/symbols are the freshman hitching post, the sophomore rock, the junior benches and the senior steps. members of their respective class years are only able to touch their class' object/symbol. the middle doors in the dining hall are also reserved only for the graduating class to walk through as a symbol of respect that carries over from the senior steps on the other side of campus. the last tradition i deeply enjoy is the decoration of the senior robes. each year the graduating class members have received robes that have been passed down year to year and have certain requirements to be filled to obtain. seniors ask a junior to accept their robe when they graduate and to decorate something symbolizing the interests and name of the senior graduating to put on the robe. read full review

  • Shannon from Camp Hill, PA

    As someone who initially visited SBC to prove that it was NOT what I wanted, I ask potential Vixens to put aside any preconceived notions you may have about Sweet Briar or women's colleges in general. I know that SBC tends to be thought of as tons… more read full review

    As someone who initially visited SBC to prove that it was NOT what I wanted, I ask potential Vixens to put aside any preconceived notions you may have about Sweet Briar or women's colleges in general. I know that SBC tends to be thought of as tons of rich, white, Lilly Pulitzer-wearing equestrians. I will not lie and say that there is not a portion of our student body that fits this description. But I will also honestly and passionately inform you that not every Sweet Briar woman falls into this type. I have friends who are terrified of horses, who are the first in their families to attend college, who rock Goth chic on a steamy August day at noon. We all come from different backgrounds, have different goals, and different interests. But one thing unifies us above all else: We are Sweet Briar women who fought to save our school and who sure as hell are ready to take on the world. read full review

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Sweet Briar College Scholarships

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$11,000 - $13,000 Y N Y N
$11,000 - $15,000 Y N Y N
$6,000 Y Y
$15,000 Y N Y N
- Y Y
$15,000 Y N Y N
$7,500 Y Y Y
$9,000 Y N Y N