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Sweet Briar College

  • Sweet Briar, VA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 97%3%
    student ratio
  • 691
    total students
  • $34,460 | $34,460
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 93%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 498
    sat math
  • 537
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

93% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied789
    • Accepted738
    • Acceptance Rate93%
    • Enrolled691
    • Female Applicants789
    • Females Accepted738
    • Female Acceptance Rate93%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some portfolio with courses taken, list of texts covered, essay about homeschooling, campus visit, interview for homeschooled applicants
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.45
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 1st May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 537 455 600
    • SAT Math 498 440 560
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,460
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,460
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$475.00
    • Room and board *$12,160.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Adult students, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students691
    • Male Student Percentage3%
    • Female Student Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.13%
    • Black or African American10.87%
    • White or Caucasian70.77%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.6%
    • Asian2.14%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races3.92%
    • Unknown1.6%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students54% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 92%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Campus Events Organization, Interclub Council, PnP, Environmental Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other front gate security

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Cross-country running No Division C No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty97
    • Full-time Percentage74%
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 681 students to 81 faculty

Location & Contact


Sweet Briar, VA 24595
USA

Ms.Grace Loughhead

Director of Recruitment

Phone: 434-381-6142
Fax: 434-381-6152
Email: admissions@sbc.edu



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