Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$22,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
530
75th
580
25th
450
75th
26
25th
20
75th
23
25th
15
75th
25
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

2%

male

98%

female

5

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 663
Declined 210
Total Received 873
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Private

384

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Sweet Briar College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 387
Established in 1901
Coeducational Women Only

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3,250-acre campus in Sweet Briar (Amherst population: 2,199), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Sweet Briar College
134 Chapel Road
Sweet Briar, VA
24595

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
530
75th
580
25th
450
75th
26
25th
20
75th
23
25th
15
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 663
Declined 210
Total Received 873

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$14,955

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $21,900
Room & board $13,500
Additional fees $800
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $37,500
Average Financial Aid - $14,955
Total with Avg. Aid $22,545

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $639,262
State $483,125
Institutional $4,766,320
Other external $155,725
Total $6,044,432

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,330,048
Other external $81,623
Total $2,411,671
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 381-6156
F: 434 381-6450
financialaid@sbc.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Engineering Science.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

387

total students

51%

in-state

49%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

384
students

Female
98%
376

Male
2%
8

1%

3
students

Female
100%
3

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

374
students

Female
98%
366

Male
2%
8

3%

10
students

Female
100%
10

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

43%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

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

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
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
India
Mongolia
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
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