Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
location
Private
type
Rural
setting
98%
2%
student ratio
319
total students
Tuition Cost $21,000 | $21,000
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $33,548
Not Reported
fall application deadline
92%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
22
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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

92% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied361
    • Accepted335
    • Acceptance Rate92%
    • Enrolled319
    • Female Applicants361
    • Females Accepted335
    • Female Acceptance Rate92%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.33
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 530 630
    • SAT Math 463 550
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 20 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$21,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,000
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$13,000
    • 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$33,548
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$12,981
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,973
    • Average Grant Aid:$20,074
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$28,394
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 83%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 24%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students319
    • Male Student Percentage2%
    • Female Student Percentage98%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.32%
    • Black or African American8.54%
    • White or Caucasian72.95%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.78%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.36%
    • Two or more races4.27%
    • Unknown or International Student1.42%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students47% 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 93%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • 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
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf 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 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty71
    • Full-time Percentage83%
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio5:1 or 319 students to 63 faculty

Location & Contact


Sweet Briar, VA 24595
USA

Email: admissions@sbc.edu

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