Welcome

Welcome to the dean’s office. Sweet Briar College is home to a collection of dynamic, energetic and inspired people. We have a mission to prepare women (and at the graduate level, men as well) to be productive, responsible members of a world community. We focus on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program combining STEM fields1 and traditional liberal arts. We prepare our students for inspired careers with the tools for continual self-development.

Our classes are small, but the opportunities are limitless. Here you will find comprehensive academic support for your individual success; a wide range of student engagement opportunities; exciting, interdisciplinary course offerings through the Honors Program; and incredible research and internship opportunities. We encourage you to embrace challenges in and outside the classroom, connect with the social, intellectual and cultural life of the College, and thrive as a competitor on our athletic or riding teams, while building lifelong relationships with your classmates and faculty.

Sweet Briar College is one of only two women’s colleges in the country with an ABET-accredited engineering program. Our award-winning career services office will assist you in finding an internship and prepare you for success after graduation. They may even help you land that first job. Paid research scholarships allow students to spend their summer on campus working with faculty and peers on exciting, cutting-edge research. We want you to be more than a student. We will give you an opportunity to be a scholar. As part of our commitment to experiential learning, we also support a vibrant study-abroad program, including junior year opportunities in France and Spain, and a summer program at the University of Oxford.

To learn more about Sweet Briar, please schedule a visit. We want to show you what your future could look like.

Robert M. Granger II
Dean of the College

1 STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math