Sweet Briar College

344 reviews
  1. Sweet Briar, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Sweet Briar College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Website

Sweet Briar College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
895-1160
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,395/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,346/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,646/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,825/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,214/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,551/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
664Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Driven
    33%
  • Odd
    22%
  • Blonde
    11%
  • Dedicated
    11%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Unique
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Isolated
    33%
  • Amazing
    22%
  • Bubble
    22%
  • Community
    22%

After Sweet Briar College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

344 reviews
  • Excellent
    51
  • Very Good
    120
  • Average
    131
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    14
We were supposed to close last year, but we didn't. That should tell you something about the people that have gone there and young women who continue to attend.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
SBC has a rigorous curriculum, wonderful traditions, and amazing research and career opportunities (if you work for them).
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I am enjoying Sweet Briar
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago