We forge ethical leaders with the skill, compassion and vision to create a more just and sustainable world. We build community in our classrooms, our clubs and teams.
Sweet Briar’s unique curriculum is one of the reasons the college is ranked the most innovative in Virginia and one of the most innovative in the country.
We create the community we want to see
Eight out of 10 Sweet Briar students hold leadership roles in student organizations, twice the rate of other colleges. We are birders, writers, crafters, and coders. We are Republicans and Democrats, internationalists and mental health advocates. Through our multicultural communities, we celebrate our identities and create connections. These bonds stay with us long after we have left this special place and time.
On our campus, in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, we learn to lead in and be awed by nature. From back country and kayaking skills to spelunking, climbing, hiking, and canoeing, we adventure.