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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
44%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

1%

male

99%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 601
Declined 26
Total Received 627
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Private

351

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 354
Established in 1901
Coeducational Women Only

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: Rural community
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lynchburg Regional

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
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Spring Fling
  • Founder' Day
  • Winter Mixer
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • front gate security

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
44%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.36

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 601
Declined 26
Total Received 627

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $21,900
Room & board $13,500
Additional fees $800
Books & supplies $1,250
Other fees $1,300
Total $38,750

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

354

total students

54.4%

in-state

45.6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

351
students

Female
99%
346

Male
1%
5

1%

3
students

Female
100%
3

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

350
students

Female
99%
345

Male
1%
5

1%

1
students

Female
100%
1

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Student 4 year graduation rate 31%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

11

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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