Tuition & Fees

$36,425

$36,425

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
27%
500-599
34%
400-499
13%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
13%
200-299
7%
700-800
13%
600-699
20%
500-599
27%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
0
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
44%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

5%

95%

male

female

1
5

teacher

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 94
Declined + 5
Total Received 99
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Private (nonprofit)

316

undergraduate students

4

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5634
ACT 4406

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School Facts

Sweet Briar, founded in 1901, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 3,300-acre campus is located in Sweet Briar, VA, 12 miles from Lynchburg.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 320
Established in 1901
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Sweet Briar, VA

3,250-acre campus in Sweet Briar (Amherst population: 2,219), 12 miles from Lynchburg. Served by bus; major airports serve Richmond (120 miles) and Washington, DC (160 miles); train serves Lynchburg. School operates transportation to neighboring cities and to special events.

Sweet Briar College
134 Chapel Road
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
27%
500-599
34%
400-499
13%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
7%
600-699
13%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
13%
200-299
7%
700-800
13%
600-699
20%
500-599
27%
400-499
33%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
33%
24-29
56%
18-23
0
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
44%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1 and December 5
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 94
Declined + 5
Total Received 99

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Steven Nape
Chief Enrollment Officer
P: 800 381-6142
F: 434 381-6152
admissions@sbc.edu

Cost

Tuition $35,800
Room & board $12,635
Additional fees $625
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $50,310
Average Financial Aid - $29,578
Total with Avg. Aid $20,732

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,578

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $942,107
State $551,662
Institutional $8,989,320
Other external $400,003
Total $10,883,092

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $200,917
Institutional $2,287,403
Other external $47,994
Total $2,536,314

Varsity Sports

M W
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Vixen
School colors
forest green and pink
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Archaeology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Dance
Economics
Education
Engineering Science
English
English Language/Literature
English/Creative Writing
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
Government
History
History in Art
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Affairs
Liberal Studies
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Music
Musical Theatre
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
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Undergraduate

99%

316
students

Female
95%
299

Male
5%
17

Graduate

1%

4
students

Female
100%
4

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

98%

310
students

Female
95%
294

Male
5%
16

undergraduatePart-time

2%

6
students

Female
84%
5

Male
16%
1

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

32%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
France
Japan
Pakistan
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Steven Nape
Chief Enrollment Officer
434 381-6142
admissions@sbc.edu

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