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We are women making history, and making high college tuition a thing of the past.

You can't blaze your way to a bright future when you're held back by a high cost education. We're here to help.

You deserve private college quality,
without years of difficult debt.
Sweet Briar College has you covered.

Most college students pay a premium to be a face in the crowd, and it’s a big crowd. At Sweet Briar College, our small student body, 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio, affordable tuition, and bucolic campus provide a unique private college experience at a public college price. Prepare for a life of leadership at Sweet Briar College. Let’s make history.

Lower Cost, Higher Expectations

At Sweet Briar, helping you customize a financial aid package that is right for you also means making sure you graduate with as little debt as possible. In 2016, Sweet Briar College was ranked No. 9 among Virginia colleges for Lowest Student Loan Debt at Graduation, and earlier this year, we were named one of the best schools in the country for preparing graduates to repay their student loan debt. Sweet Briar is also ranked among the top 250 colleges with lowest student loan debt for parents and was recognized recently for leaving graduates with little private student loan debt. All while maintaining academic excellence that prepares our graduates for a history-making life of leadership in their personal and professional lives.

Sweet Briar College Costs Compared

The average cost of tuition, fees, room and board at colleges in the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia is $46,150

Washington & Lee

$69,675

University of Richmond

$70,290

Sweet Briar

$36,250

At $36,250, Sweet Briar College costs nearly $10,000 less than the average tuition of Independent Colleges in Virginia.

Sweet Briar College Pricing at a Glance

While your precise pricing may differ from these estimates, use the pricing tiers below as a general guide for the cost of attending Sweet Briar College.

Medium Need

(EFC $6000-10,000)

  • Tuition $21,900
  • Room and Board* $13,500
  • Student Life Fee $600
  • Technology Fee $200
  • Books and Supplies $1,300
  • Transportation Varies
  • Other Expenses $1,500
  • Aid
  • Sample Scholarship Amount - $4,000-10,000
  • Typical Remaining Cost Range

$12,000-16,500

Low Need

(EFC $10,000-$30,000)

  • Tuition $21,900
  • Board Only $13500
  • Student Life Fee $600
  • Technology Fee $200
  • Books and Supplies $1,300
  • Transportation VARIES
  • Other Expenses $1,500
  • Aid
  • Sample Scholarship Range - $4,000-10,000
  • Typical Remaining Cost Range After Need-Based Aid

$17,000 to Full Cost

High Need

(EFC of $0-$5000)

  • Tuition $21,900
  • Room and Board* $13,500
  • Student Life Fee $600
  • Technology Fee $200
  • Books and Supplies $1,300
  • Transportation VARIES
  • Other Expenses $1,500
  •  
  • Aid
  • Sample Scholarship Amount - $4000-10,000
  • Typical Range Remaining Cost

$5,500-11,300

Of students who graduate from Sweet Briar,
more than 90% do so in four years.

Compare this to 76% who complete a degree at Virginia Tech in four years and you'll agree
that our successful four-year completion rate makes our costs even more affordable.

Calculate Your Cost Savings

Investing in your education is the most important investment you will ever make. Sweet Briar College will share in that investment by administering a personalized financial aid program that is tailored to your individual needs. We understand that a family’s financial situation doesn’t always fit into neat categories. That’s why we work with families on an individual basis, providing thoughtful advice and personal assistance as you move through the financial aid process. Try our Net Price calculator to calculate the typical net cost for someone like you to attend Sweet Briar College.

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Questions about tuition, fees, scholarships, financial aid, and affordability? Contact an admissions counselor at Sweet Briar College today and we’ll help you answer your questions about costs.

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Sweet Briar in One Word

Powerful, supportive, unique, magical, heaven. Our students find a lot of words to describe Sweet Briar. Allow us to add another one: Affordable. Contact an admissions counselor today to find out how affordable Sweet Briar College can be for your family.

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