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College Profile: Sweet Briar College

 
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Sweet Briar College is a liberal arts women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Lynchburg, Virginia. The school is named after the former Sweet Briar plantation, which was likely named for the sweet briar rose. The school’s motto translates to: "She who earns the rose may bear it." The Admissions Office’s current theme is "Think is for Girls." SBC is one of only a few colleges or universities that has pink as an official color.[citation needed] Sweet Briar College is located on the former plantation of Elijah Fletcher and his family. In the 19th century, Fletcher was a teacher, businessman and mayor of Lynchburg. His wife, Maria Crawford, is credited with naming the land Sweet Briar.[citation needed] By the mid-1800s, Fletcher had between 80 and 100 slaves at the plantation.[citation needed] After their emancipation in 1865, several continued to work for pay and live at Sweet Briar. When Elijah Fletcher died, his daughter, Indiana, inherited the plantation. When she passed in 1900, she willed the land and much of her assets to starting a college for women. The goal, as stated by Williams, was to prepare young women to be "useful members of society."[citation needed] The campus is situated on 3,250 acres (13 km2) in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The college's architecture is dominated by the work of Ralph Adams Cram, who also lent his architectural expertise to the campuses of Princeton University and West Point, among others. The campus property also includes the Sweet Briar plantation burial ground, in which upwards of 60 slaves were buried.[citation needed] A slave cabin remains on the land as well, and archaeologists have found many slave artifacts that have helped them to piece together what slave life might have been like at Sweet Briar.[citation needed] 21 of the 30 buildings on campus have been designated as the "Sweet Briar National Historic District" by the National Register of Historic Places. Sweet Briar is home to The Center for Civic Renewal, The Virginia Law-Related Education Center and the Junior Year in France and Junior Year in Spain programs.
 
134 Chapel Drive
Sweet Briar, VA
24595-9998
434-381-6100 (general)
434-381-6156 (financial aid)
434-381-6142 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting Suburb: Midsize
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Sweet Briar College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
897 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
763 Fall Applicants637 Total Dormitory Capacity
605 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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