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Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Sweet Briar College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Sweet Briar College. Sweet Briar College admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,204 students applied to Sweet Briar College and 912 were admitted.

Consult with Sweet Briar College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who apply to Sweet Briar College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 1.

Sweet Briar College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Sweet Briar College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1080
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 14%
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 Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Considering Applying Early to Sweet Briar College?

Sweet Briar College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Sweet Briar College is 78%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 76%.

Sweet Briar College accepts approximately 65% of early action applicants and 76% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Sweet Briar College admitted 77 of the 99 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Sweet Briar College admitted 64 of the 98 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Sweet Briar College Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Virginia, getting into Sweet Briar College is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Sweet Briar College

Transfer student admissions is moderately 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 choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.

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
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation 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. Double check 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 x
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 3.8.

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 is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 20% of Sweet Briar College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% 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 strive to earn between 1120 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Sweet Briar College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, 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 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Sweet Briar College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

More Information on Transferring to Sweet Briar College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Sweet Briar College.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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

❌ No, Sweet Briar College is test optional, so you can choose 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 your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Sweet Briar College's acceptance rate?

✅ Sweet Briar College has an acceptance rate of 76%.

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

✅ Sweet Briar College's early decision acceptance rate was 78% in 2021.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Sweet Briar College was 65% in 2021.

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Sweet Briar College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Sweet Briar College? Sweet Briar College is a somewhat selective institution. The Sweet Briar College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 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

1120 - 1380


Math SAT Range

490 - 680


Reading SAT Range

520 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1380 and Above


1120 to 1380


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Sweet Briar College students is 1080. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Sweet Briar College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 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 3.8. 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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