On Sweet Briar College's 3,250-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we amplify everything that makes you amazing and help you own it in ways you never thought possible. You'll be surrounded by a strong community of faculty, coaches and friends who will push you, excite you and energize you. Sweet Briar's $22,020 tuition and fees makes it affordable. Its core curriculum focused on women's leadership is relevant for solving modern global problems, and with 90% of graduates in jobs or graduates school within six months, the outcomes are excellent.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are considered a first-time first-year student if you are currently in high school or have not attended college since graduating from high school. Official high school transcripts are required (Sweet Briar also accepts the General Education Diploma (GED) in lieu of a high school diploma). Sweet Briar is test optional with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; students below a 3.0 must submit an SAT or ACT score. Unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores are considered for application review, but official copies will be required before enrolling.


Students are considered transfers if they have earned 24 credits or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with fewer than 24 accredited hours must meet the first-year applicant requirements. Transfers must submit an official transcript from each college attended and proof of good standing at each of the previous institutions attended. Unofficial copies of transcripts are considered for application review, but official copies will be required before enrolling. Submitting an official high school transcript is recommended, but not required.

Additional Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Merit scholarships are based on GPA, academic achievement and other criteria. Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships in the application review process. Merit scholarships are separate from need-based financial aid.
You can get an estimate of your financial aid award by visiting Sweet Briar’s scholarship and net price calculators.
File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), starting Oct. 1. When you file your FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov), be sure to include SBC’s FAFSA code 003742. Once you are accepted, we will start awarding financial aid as early as mid-November.

Visit us

A visit may be scheduled for Monday through Friday (and non-holiday Saturdays from September through the weekend before Commencement) and we'll customize the activities based on your academic, athletic or leadership interests. You can tour the Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center, eat in the dining hall, meet faculty, attend a class, spend time with athletics coaches and teams, or talk with financial aid. Please visit sbc.edu/visit to schedule your tour and our visit coordinator will confirm all the details and provide you with a personalized itinerary, parking pass and campus map.

“Coming to Sweet Briar was one of the best decisions I ever made. The community at Sweet Briar is fantastic. From the first day I stepped onto campus, I have felt welcomed and supported by friends, professors and staff.”

Samantha Baker, Recent Graduate, 2019
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

PO Box 1052, 134 Chapel Road
Sweet Briar, VA 24595, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 381-6142