Sweet Briar College

country rank  526
world rank  1635

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University Overview

Established in 1901, Sweet Briar College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the village of Sweet Briar (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Sweet Briar College (SBC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) women only higher education institution. Sweet Briar College (SBC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 117 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SBC
Founded 1901
Motto Rosam quae meruit ferat
She who earns the rose may bear it
Colours Pink and green

University Location

Address 134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar (population range: under 2,500)
24595-9998 Virginia
United States
T +1 (434) 381 6100
F +1 (434) 381 6152

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office PO Box 1056
Sweet Briar 24595
+1 (434) 3816330

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 250-499
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 100-199
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Sweet Briar College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)


  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018