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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/

Private
335
Undergraduate
Students
(97.6%) 327 Women
(2.4%) 8 Men
1
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 654 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
575 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$39,320
Tuition and Fees
$22,020
Room and Board
$13,200
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$34,928
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,269
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
60
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 60% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Sweet Briar Population
2,251
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Vixen
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.8% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
3.0% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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