Student Profile

One of the best things about students at Sweet Briar is that there is no typical Sweet Briar student. We value diversity and all personalities and talents. Our students are independent-minded, community-driven, intellectually curious, determined to make history and seeking a college that will surround them with the people, support and resources to help them reach their goals. They want to make a difference in the classroom, on the field, with their classmates and in the community. They understand that the friendships, mentors and connections formed while in college will be influential for a lifetime.

For admission, we review applications holistically, meaning we consider more than just grades and test scores. We evaluate your:

  • High school courses taken and their academic levels (AP/IB/DE, honors, accelerated, etc.)
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities and community service
  • SAT/ACT test scores (for high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, test scores are optional)
  • Secondary school report and recommendations (optional)
  • College essay (optional)

Here is a snapshot of current Sweet Briar students, achievements and accolades: