Sweet Briar College

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world rank  1288

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University Overview

Established in 1901, Sweet Briar College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Sweet Briar (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited 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 US 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 119 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SBC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
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
24595-9998 Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (434) 381 6100
Fax +1 (434) 381 6152

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 1056
Sweet Briar 24595
(434) 3816330
4343816330

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Sweet Briar College's Library
Sweet Briar College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 245,124 physical volumes, 10,801 physical media and 214 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Sweet Briar College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 637 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1920


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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