Sweet Briar College

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Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Sweet Briar, VA, a predominately suburban area. The small size of enrollment, which is around 840 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 938 (25th percentile) - 1210 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 21 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Sweet Briar College average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 80% of all students which applied were admitted at Sweet Briar College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 26% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at sbc.edu.

Overall Sweet Briar College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Sweet Briar College was reported as 84.3% in Fall 2013 with over 905 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Sweet Briar College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Sweet Briar College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sweet Briar College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 82.3%
  • 2010-2011: 83.7%
  • 2011-2012: 82.0%
  • 2012-2013: 79.3%
  • 2013-2014: 84.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 82.3%

How Does Sweet Briar College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sweet Briar College is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Randolph College83.4%
Southern Virginia University99.9%
Hollins University69.3%
Averett University63.3%
Davis & Elkins College57.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sweet Briar College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math18 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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