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Institution Type
Private Not for Profit   4-Year
Institution Colors
Sweet Briar Pink 119; 188; 31
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
426
Transfer-in
81
Average Class Size
Overall
100
Years 1 & 2
117
Years 3 & 4
83

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
We've been making history since our earliest days. Our alumnae have been political leaders, doctors and veterinarians, scientists, innovators and disruptors. They're community leaders and decision makers. They're generous and determined. Sweet Briar College's campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is more than just a beautiful place. Our 2,840 acres of farmlands and vineyards, forest and wetlands, meadows and historic buildings are a learning lab that helps students write their own future. Our women's leadership core curriculum is innovative and energizing. When our students graduate, they are persuasive communicators who know how to think on their feet and bring people together. No matter what they study or where they go from here, Sweet Briar women are prepared to lead. We're a family of faculty, coaches, alumnae and friends who support and encourage students and each other. With an average class size of eight students, students lead research, ask questions and forge supportive relationships with faculty that can last for decades. Our students have a favorite rallying cry: "There's nothing that you cannot do." And that's how you make history.
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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Any student who matriculates with fewer than 24 transfer credits.
College Fit
Sweet Briar has a total enrollment of about 450 students, of which approximately 80 are transfer students. Our average c...see moreSweet Briar has a total enrollment of about 450 students, of which approximately 80 are transfer students. Our average class size is about 13 and the vast majority of our students live on campus.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
The catalog year extends from the beginning of Fall term to the end of the last Summer term. The calendar is determined...see moreThe catalog year extends from the beginning of Fall term to the end of the last Summer term. The calendar is determined by an administrative committee.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
None
Application Type(s)
Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Regular Decision
Financial Aid
External Link
Transcripts
Any student admitted without a final outstanding transcript will not be allowed to registrar for the following term unti...see moreAny student admitted without a final outstanding transcript will not be allowed to registrar for the following term until the final transcripts are received.
Tests
Students may submit results from the SAT or ACT tests. Students whose cumulative GPAs are at or above a 3.0 may opt not ...see moreStudents may submit results from the SAT or ACT tests. Students whose cumulative GPAs are at or above a 3.0 may opt not to submit scores.
Essay
The essay is encouraged but not required.
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required.
Interview
Interviews are optional by request. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may request and interview with the student d...see moreInterviews are optional by request. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may request and interview with the student during the application process.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
1-Jan
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-May
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-Nov
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Sep
Freshman Financial Aid Date
1-May
Academics
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Transfer Definition
Any student who matruclates with 24 or more transfer credits.
College Fit
Sweet Briar has a total enrollment of about 450 students, of which approximately 80 are transfer students. Our average c...see moreSweet Briar has a total enrollment of about 450 students, of which approximately 80 are transfer students. Our average class size is about 13 and the vast majority of our students live on campus.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Exemption from the general education requirement, our Leadership Core.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
The catalog year extends from the beginning of Fall term to the end of the last Summer term. The calendar is determined...see moreThe catalog year extends from the beginning of Fall term to the end of the last Summer term. The calendar is determined by an administrative committee.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We do not award credit for CPL.
Course Transfer Criteria
College-level courses must come from a regionally accredited instution. Courses with a grade of C or above will be acce...see moreCollege-level courses must come from a regionally accredited instution. Courses with a grade of C or above will be accepted for credit. Add line lab sciences are not acceptable for transfer credit although appeals may be made on a case by case basis.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Optional by request.
Admissions and Financial
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External Link
Application Fee
Students should abide by standard transfer dates, but should notify the Admissions Office in writing at the time of appl...see moreStudents should abide by standard transfer dates, but should notify the Admissions Office in writing at the time of application. This can be done on the application for or in separate email correspondence. There is no application fee.
Application Type(s)
Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Regular Decision
Transfer Financial Aid
External Link
Transfer Admissions
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Transfer Center
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Transcripts
Any student admitted without a final outstanding transcript will not be allowed to registrar for the following term unti...see moreAny student admitted without a final outstanding transcript will not be allowed to registrar for the following term until the final transcripts are received.
Tests
Transfer students must provide official copies of all coursework at the college level. Unofficial copies may be used for...see moreTransfer students must provide official copies of all coursework at the college level. Unofficial copies may be used for initial admissions decision.
Essay
Encouraged but not required
Letters of Recommendation
Not required
Interview
Encouraged but not required
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
65%
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
1-Aug
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
1-Jan
Transfer Financial Aid Date
1-Jul
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
1-May
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
1-Dec
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The links below take you to pages on the Sweet Briar College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Career Services
Disability Services
Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Course Catalog
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