Great Value Colleges has ranked Sweet Briar College No. 13 on its 2015 list of the 40 Most Beautiful College Campuses in Rural Areas.
The website looked at schools in areas of fewer than 50,000 in population and ranked them using a point system that took into account the number of awards and recognition the campus has received; notable features, such as significant architecture; campus locations; student retention rates and affordability.
According to Great Value Colleges, “[the] lush grounds at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Sweet Briar make it one of the Most Beautiful College Campuses in Rural Areas.”
The top-three institutions on the list were Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.; Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio; and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Four other Virginia schools also made the list: the University of Virginia (No. 4), the College of William & Mary (No. 9.), Washington & Lee University (No. 26) and Virginia Tech (No. 35).
The complete ranking can be found here.