Students graduate with experience in real-world applications.
Hands-on Engineering from day one.
In our program, nearly every class is project-based, hands-on learning. It’s all the challenge and sense of purpose you’re looking for. Discover the ways you can become a woman who gets things done.
Most of our engineering students are involved in clubs, varsity sports, arts and humanities. They meet with faculty advisors every semester to make sure they are in position to succeed. Our small class sizes mean their professors know them by name. That’s every class, every semester.
Partnerships with the technical community
Through co-ops, regular guest speakers, capstone projects, and our annual “Engineers Week Banquet”, we work to make sure our students and faculty are connected with industry, government, entrepreneurs, and non-profits who hire engineers and are active in technological fields. Some of our better known partners are GLAD, Whirlpool, Cognosante, and Graham Packaging. Organizations looking to get involved can find more information here.
Proven success after graduation
With the help of our Career Services Center, Sweet Briar engineers have gone on to companies like NASA, IBM, the U.S. Navy and highly competitive graduate programs at Duke, Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins. In fact, 66% of our recent graduates started engineering jobs within 3 months of graduating and 86% were employed within a year.* Our program provides the solid foundation necessary to adapt to the constant changes in technology.
*Classes of 2018-2023, based primarily on LinkedIn updates.
Women leading in engineering
Ours is one of just two women’s colleges in the U.S. with an ABET-accredited engineering program. Our general education program focuses on women’s leadership. Our students and graduates stand out for the right reasons.
Dr. Haque with members of the class of '23 at WE22 in Austin, Texas
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