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Study at Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is located in Sweet Briar, VA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Sweet Briar College is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Sweet Briar College is known for its programs in mathematics, drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Sweet Briar College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Sweet Briar College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Sweet Briar College had 815 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Sweet Briar College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Sweet Briar College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

Sweet Briar College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts49international relations, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, French language, economics, political science, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management15business, business and related services
Science9biology, theoretical and mathematical physics, biochem/biophysics courses, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling8psychology
Education and Teaching6teacher education, curriculum and instruction
Fine Arts5art history and criticism, fine arts
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, dance
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, environmental science
Engineering2engineering science, engineering management
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science
Contact: Sweet Briar CollegeSweet Briar College

134 Chapel Drive

Sweet Briar, VA 24595-9998

General Phone: (434) 381-6100


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