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Sweet Briar College

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

Sweet Briar College Admissions

Consult with Sweet Briar College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Sweet Briar College for the fall semester should hear back from Sweet Briar College by August 1.

Sweet Briar College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Sweet Briar College's admissions stats.

Sweet Briar College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1080
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 65%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 42%
Waitlist No

Sweet Briar College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Sweet Briar College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Sweet Briar College?

Sweet Briar College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Sweet Briar College directly for more information about early applications.

Sweet Briar College accepts around 85% of early action applicants and 80% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Sweet Briar College admitted 111 of the 13 who applied early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Sweet Briar College Admissions

Transferring to Sweet Briar College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Sweet Briar College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Sweet Briar College

Wondering what factors are considered by Sweet Briar College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Sweet Briar College for more information on admission factors.

Sweet Briar College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Sweet Briar College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Sweet Briar College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Sweet Briar College?

Students admitted to Sweet Briar College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Sweet Briar College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Sweet Briar College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 65% of Sweet Briar College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Sweet Briar College?

To be competitive with other Sweet Briar College applicants, you should aim to earn between 520 and 630 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sweet Briar College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 630 and 25% of scored lower than 520, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Sweet Briar College student is 1080.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Sweet Briar College students scored 26 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sweet Briar College students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Sweet Briar College?

To be most competitive at Sweet Briar College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Sweet Briar College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Sweet Briar College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Sweet Briar College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Sweet Briar College.

Transfer students can enroll in Sweet Briar College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Sweet Briar College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Sweet Briar College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Sweet Briar College.

Does Sweet Briar College accept transfer credits?

✅ Sweet Briar College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Sweet Briar College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Sweet Briar College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Sweet Briar College?

❌ No, Sweet Briar College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Sweet Briar College's acceptance rate?

✅ Sweet Briar College's acceptance rate is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Sweet Briar College?

🟨 Sweet Briar College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Sweet Briar College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Sweet Briar College was 85% in 2021.

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Sweet Briar College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Sweet Briar College? Sweet Briar College is a less selective institution. The Sweet Briar College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Sweet Briar College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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