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Sweet Briar College

Admissions

Sweet Briar Says...

Sweet Briar seeks talented women who are adventurous, enthusiastic about learning, and want to take an active part in their education. In addition to academic achievement, the Admissions Committee looks for qualities such as academic promise, independent thinking, upholding of ethical principles, creativity, and an appreciation of diversity. Sweet ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

P. O. Box 1052

Sweet Briar, VA 24595

United States

Phone: 434-381-6142

Fax: 434-381-6152

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 72
SAT:
% Submitting Score:81%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:480 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:458 - 590
     Writing Middle 50%:460 - 580
ACT:
% Submitting Score:41%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:18 - 26
     English Middle 50%:21 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.51
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:39.5%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:14.9%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11.3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:12.8%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:17.4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:3.6%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:30%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:58%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:68%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 905
Total applicants who are accepted: 763
Total of accepted students who enroll: 197
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 69%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Priority Application Date: 02/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: one year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     History:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
     History:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    72
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    480 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    458 - 590
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    460 - 580
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    18 - 26
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.51
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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