Sweet Briar College

134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar, United States
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Overview of Sweet Briar College

About this school

Sweet Briar, founded in 1901, is a private, liberal arts college for women. The campus has retained a Georgian architectural style of the original campus buildings, designed by Ralph Adams Cram. Its 3,300-acre campus is located in Amherst, 12 miles from Lynchburg.
  • Website


    www.sbc.edu/
  • Coeducational


    No, women only

  • Graduate Students


    3

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:319
    • Men:6 (1.9%)
    • Women:313 (98.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Sweet Briar College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Sweet Briar, VA  24595
Phone
(434) 381-6142
Fax
(434) 381-6173
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 361 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 361 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
92 (27%) of 335 admitted students enrolled
Women
92 (27%) of 335 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
463-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,000 (55.118110236220474%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,000 (34.120734908136484%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (3.2808398950131235%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,850 (7.480314960629921%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Sweet Briar College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003742
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
123 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
111 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
111 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (30.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$34,928
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 111 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,753
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 85 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,243
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 35 (31.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
11 (8.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,205

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
281 (88.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
257 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
257 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (23.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$34,064
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 255 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,297
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 193 (75.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,422
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 66 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
20 (6.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $29,940

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,269
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


59

Part-Time Faculty


12

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 60% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Sweet Briar College provides hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (33)


  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Liberal arts/general studies, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    2,251

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    3,250 acres

    Environment


    Rural community

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
    Rain
    119 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    160 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
    Nearest Bus Station
    2 mile(s) from campus in Amherst
    Nearest Train Station
    15 mile(s) from campus in Lynchburg

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    93% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    7%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Vixen
    School Colors
    Green and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    -

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Sweet Briar College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    No, women only

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    314

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    319
    Women
    313
    Men
    6

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.8% Asian
    • 8.6% Black/African-American
    • 10.4% Hispanic/Latino
    • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 73.2% White
    • 1.4% Unknown

    International Students


    0.3%

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    3

    Student Resources

    Study resources