Since the day it opened, Sweet Briar has bucked the norm for the advancement of women.

For more than a century, women have proved their mettle at Sweet Briar.

Immersed in the liberal arts and sciences on the College’s historic 3,250-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, women learn how to be fearless — in the classroom, on the athletic field, in the riding arena, in the workplace, and while studying abroad.

Our graduates then take that courage and resilience into the world and make it better.

With an average class size of seven students, you’ll lead research, ask questions and forge supportive relationships with faculty that can last for decades. From history to business to music, choose from more than 40 areas of study to design a challenging, rewarding academic program that advances your goals.

Sweet Briar is consistently included in Forbes’ and Princeton Review’s listings of America’s most beautiful campuses. Eighteen miles of trails and lakes, dells, forests and meadows serve as a living laboratory for coursework, including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental studies, archaeology, philosophy, English/creative writing and studio art.