According to the annual publication’s “2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region” feature, the 658 schools on the five lists are deemed “academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.”
The Princeton Review is a guide and preparation service used by millions of prospective college students. Its lists and rankings are created by surveying undergraduate students across the country, with questions covering academics, administration, campus life and student body.
Academically, Sweet Briar comes out strong and supportive: “Empowering strong, well-educated women, Sweet Briar College provides a ‘supportive learning environment where students are free to follow their passions and try new things every day,’” the College’s profile reads. “Students praise the individual attention they receive from the faculty, who ‘will literally bend over backwards to help you achieve your goals.’”
Students also report that “a low faculty-to-student ratio means that ‘classes are extremely interactive and discussion-based.’ And students say they get a lot out of their classes, in part, because the professors ‘love what they do and are incredibly accomplished in their respective fields.’”
Students also praise career services, Sweet Briar’s many cherished traditions and its alumnae network, which is noted for helping students find internships and jobs after graduation — no doubt contributing to the College’s 90 percent employment and graduate school placement rate within six months of graduation.
“I would never have become who I am without the supportive, hopeful and ambitious atmosphere of Sweet Briar,” one respondent noted.