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 390 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 1010 (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 18% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at sbc.edu.

Overall Sweet Briar College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Sweet Briar College was reported as 79.4% in Fall 2020 with over 724 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Sweet Briar College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 93.1%
  • 2017-2018: 92.8%
  • 2018-2019: 75.7%
  • 2019-2020: 79.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.8%

How Does Sweet Briar College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Sweet Briar College is forty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Randolph College89.6%
Hampden-Sydney College57.4%
Hollins University71.2%
Averett University65.0%
Davis & Elkins College39.8%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Sweet Briar College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math470 - 580
Total Score1010 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score21 - 27
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