76%

Acceptance Rate

$27,725

Avg.Financial Aid

003742

FAFSA Code

About Sweet Briar College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

337

Website

www.sbc.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a private university in Sweet Briar, VA called Sweet Briar College. Sweet Briar College covers an area of 3,250 acres. In 1901, Sweet Briar College was founded. The motto of the Sweet Briar College is Rosam quae meruit ferat (Latin) and its official colors are pink and green. Out of total 300 (Fall 2017) students enrolled at SBC, 351 belong to undergraduate courses while 3 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 110 (Spring 2015) faculty. Around 97% of the students are 24 and under at Sweet Briar College. At SBC around 74% are white, 9% are Black or African American, and 7% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 99% of the students are females and 1% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Leah Busque, Diana Muldaur, Molly Haskell, and Janet Lee Bouvier in its 119 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, SBC offers around 54 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). The total endowment of the Sweet Briar College is around $73 million (2017).

Location & Contact

Address

134 Chapel Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4343816100
Fax: 4343816450
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Sweet Briar College at the 608th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

76%

SAT Range

990 - 1210

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Sweet Briar College has 4 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1010-1210 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 21 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Sweet Briar College is 24. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, Virginia 24595-9998. To gather more information, they can call them at (434) 381-6100.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,045

Average Annual Cost

$21,000

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,000

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,850

Total One Year Cost

$38,100

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to SBC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $36,320. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($22,020), books and supplies ($1,300), room and boarding ($13,200), and budget for other expenses ($2,850). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

7:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

73%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$328

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

13 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

12 Graduates

Psychology, General

11 Graduates

Biology, General

9 Graduates

History

7 Graduates

Engineering Science

6 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

5 Graduates

Anthropology

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Chemistry

3 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Dance

2 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Archeology

1 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Mathematics

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

Philosophy

1 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

Sociology

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

336

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

33%

Full-time

99%

Part-time

1%

Students Gender

Male

3%

US National: 44%

Female

97%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

73% White

2% Unknown

9% Black

8% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

48%

Out Of State

49%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,917 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 91% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

91%

Undergrads in College Housing

93%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Vixen

School Colors

forest green and pink

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Women)

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At SBC, $13,200 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Sweet Briar College offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 1% male and 99% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,000

$21,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$218 - 218

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,725

Students Receiving Federal Grants

27%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,635

Students Receiving State Aid

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,300

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,003

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$35,293

$30K - $48K

$33,653

$48K - $75K

$32,121

$75K - $110K

$29,246

> $110K

$27,525

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,083,230

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,411,671

In case the students at Sweet Briar College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,695, whereas the financial aid is $9,655. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,901 as well as institutional aid worth $9,655. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SBC based on students' financial needs add up to $5,083,230 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $2,411,671.

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