Sweet Briar College

Overview of Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is located in Sweet Briar, VA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Sweet Briar College is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Sweet Briar College is known for its programs in conservation and resource management, drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, mathematics.

Sweet Briar College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 600.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Sweet Briar College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school had 815 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A very high share of students at Sweet Briar College are female.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Sweet Briar College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

Choose a campus :
Some campuses offers specific programs
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Curriculum And Instruction
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other
Engineering Science
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology, Other
Mathematics, General
Mathematics And Statistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Theoretical And Mathematical Physics
Psychology, General
Dance, General
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism And Conservation
Music, General
History, General
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Financial aid
Acceptance & Retention Rates
Graduation Rate

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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