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.
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%|
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||––||––||––|
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.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
Sweet Briar College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Sweet Briar College for more information on admission factors.
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||√|
Students admitted to Sweet Briar College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
25 and Above
18 to 25
18 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
630 and Above
520 to 630
520 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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