Sweet Briar College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


Sweet Briar College is a small private liberal arts college for women located on a 3,250-acre campus in Sweet Briar, Virginia, a town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Sweet Briar College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Other notable features include well-regarded junior year programs in France and Spain, one of the country's most beautiful campuses, a top equestrian program, and an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Sweet Briar Vixens compete in the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 828
Total Grad Students: 81
Undergraduate Students: 747
Faculty: 107

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Percent Male: 3%
Percent Female: 97%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar Virginia 24595


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 22 28
Math 19 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 610
Math 433 580
Writing 473 600

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 82%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -82%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1740

Room and Board: 11100

Tuition and Fees: 31095

Total Cost: 45035

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6163

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 88%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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