Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Sweet Briar, VA, which is a predominantly suburban area. Sweet Briar College, with only about 760 students enrolled, has a low student to teacher ratio and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.
Students may pick from several areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Visual And Performing Arts
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1386 - 1790 on the SAT and between 22 - 27 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to this school. 82% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 37% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at sbc.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $34,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to determine cost. Sweet Briar College may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at www.sbc.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Sweet Briar College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Sweet Briar College has a total student population of about 320, where graduate students make up roughly 8% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $34,000-$41,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $1,100 for part time students
- Room and board is estimated to cost around $15,000, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals per week
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$24,303|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$7,532|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Sweet Briar College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Sweet Briar College is close to 57%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||54%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Sweet Briar College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA (29 miles away)
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- College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA (132 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Sweet Briar College for official up-to-date information.