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Sweet Briar College

Academics and Majors

Sweet Briar Says...

Academic Programs
Sweet Briar College supports students in realizing their full potential through the "Sweet Briar Promise" - a series of six guarantees that provides each student the opportunity to have a resume-building internship, study abroad, develop and apply her leadership skills, personalize her academic program, conduct primary...
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Sweet Briar Students Say...

“A place where students want to be a part of something bigger than them­selves,” Sweet Briar College is a small, all-female, liberal arts college set in rural Virginia. Known as “a sisterhood” that fosters “leadership in and out of the classroom,” this college attracts women interested in a personalized academic environment where “my professors kno... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

P. O. Box 1052

Sweet Briar, VA 24595

United States

Phone: 434-381-6142

Fax: 434-381-6152


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 91
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Psychology, General
All Majors: Anthropology
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/MEng
Joint Engineering Program: combined Sweet Briar BA/Univ.of Virginia Master's
Other Joint Degree Programs: BA/BS Eng. with Columbia, VaTech, Wash. Univ.
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Western and non-Western cultures; Oral communication; Quantitative reasoning; Physical activity
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:8.2:1
Total Faculty:96
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:72
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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