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Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College Overview

Sweet Briar College is a private, nonprofit school in a rural setting in Sweet Briar, Virginia. Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901 and the school enrolls around 458 students per year, which includes 456 undergraduates. Sweet Briar College provides on-campus housing for up to 750 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by August 1.

Student Activities at Sweet Briar College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Sweet Briar College's theater groups.

Sweet Briar College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Sweet Briar College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Sweet Briar College on the Student Life page.

2022 Sweet Briar College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 85%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 65%
Tuition $22,620
Percent of Need Met 77%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $19,137

Is Sweet Briar College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Sweet Briar College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Sweet Briar College Acceptance Rate 2022

Sweet Briar College is not difficult to get into. Around 80% of applicants get into Sweet Briar College each year. Out of 1,192 applications received in 2022, 954 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Sweet Briar College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 32% of students who started at Sweet Briar College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Sweet Briar College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Sweet Briar College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Sweet Briar College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Sweet Briar College's endowment was valued at $64 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $77,467 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Sweet Briar College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Sweet Briar College meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Sweet Briar College full-time are awarded $19,137 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $30,014 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Sweet Briar College.

Based on this information, is Sweet Briar College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Sweet Briar College a good school for you?

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Where is Sweet Briar College?

Sweet Briar College is located in the rural setting of Sweet Briar, Virginia.

If you want to see Sweet Briar College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 29 to Sweet Briar, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lynchburg Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Sweet Briar College and Sweet Briar are like without leaving home.

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College Info

134 Chapel Rd Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Campus Setting: Rural

Sweet Briar College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Sweet Briar College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Sweet Briar College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Sweet Briar College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Sweet Briar College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Sweet Briar College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

520 - 630


Math SAT Range

20 - 26


Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

630 and Above


520 to 630


520 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sweet Briar College students is 1080. Applicants with SAT scores of 630 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sweet Briar College, while applicants with SAT scores between 520 to 630 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 520 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Sweet Briar College.

Sweet Briar College Tuition & Fees

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