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Sweet Briar College

We’ve been making history since our earliest days. Our alumnae have been political leaders, doctors and veterinarians, scientists, innovators and disruptors. They’re community leaders and decision makers. They’re generous and determined.

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In a time when she could not even vote, Indiana Fletcher Williams wanted more for women. When she died in 1900, she left her estate to found an institution in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died at the age of 16. Sweet Briar opened in 1906 with 51 students.


Pre-med, biology and an ABET-accredited engineering degree program prepare the next generation of STEM leaders. Distinguished authors mentor budding creative writers. Former business executives inspire future entrepreneurs.A five-year Master of Arts in Teaching program combines a graduate degree with licensure preparation. The College’s Honors Program spans disciplines to foster critical thinking. And along with pre-veterinary, pre-law and renowned English and creative writing and arts programs, you can complete certificates in areas such as equine studies and arts management, create a self-designed interdisciplinary major or choose from more than 20 established programs of study.


The Office of Career Services can help you:

  • Discover your passions and strengths, and define your aspirations
  • Build an effective résumé that you will add to over the course of your four years through hands-on experiences
  • Explore career options individually or through organized events
  • Practice interviewing and other important job search skills
  • Find internships and summer employment relevant to your area of study and career goals
  • Connect with alumnae and employers for job shadowing, internships or employment opportunities
  • Find career advice and job opportunities even after graduation — no matter how many years it’s been

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Housing services

Women from varied backgrounds live on our historic campus for all four years. Living on campus means forging lifelong connections and ample faculty and staff interaction. Here, everybody looks out for one another.Residence life at Sweet Briar creates and nurtures residential communities. Meaningful programs, workshops and activities in the residence halls enhance connections across campus. Living in the residence halls, resident advisors and resident coordinators are there to provide academic and emotional support — or just to talk.

Library services

The library encourages the pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence by providing collections that support information needs and scholarly pursuits; spaces conducive to inquiry and learning; and services that enhance the learning and campus life experience of Sweet Briar College.

Medical services

Sweet Briar College is dedicated to your well-being and provides opportunities to help you make your lifestyle as healthy and balanced as possible.

Student Life

Campus life

Sweet Briar College’s campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is more than just a beautiful place. Our 2,840 acres of farmlands and vineyards, forest and wetlands, meadows and historic buildings are a learning lab that helps students write their own future.

Student clubs

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Annapolis Group
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • College Board
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) / Virginia Private Colleges
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE) 


Sweet Briar College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching. 

Sweet Briar, Virginia, United States

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