Growing Leaders for the Sustainable Food Economy
Community-engaged academic and experiential opportunities that support improved environmental outcomes, economic development, equity and quality of life.
Greenhouse, Apiary and Vineyard
We produce food, tend bees and cultivate grapes for Virginia’s fast-growing wine economy.
Funded, hands-on experience, from agriculture to advocacy, in our campus greenhouse, apiary and vineyard.
Creativity, Design and the Arts
Academic and experiential opportunities that foster originality, invention, innovation and creative engagement.
In our classes, in monthly VCCA Salons, and on open studio days, the residents at VCCA deepen our understanding of the creative process.
Our art galleries are public cultural destinations. They steward our permanent collection, present talks and exhibitions, and weave art and art history into community and academic life.
The museum holds a diverse collection of original artifacts that document the College’s rich history.
Engineering the Future
35% of Sweet Briar students are STEM majors. We learn science by doing science. In our small classes, project-based learning is central and all our students complete both faculty-mentored and independent research.
Our ABET-accredited engineering-program is one of only two at U.S. women’s colleges. We learn by doing, all four years. We are comfortable getting our hands dirty so we can jump into the professional world, feet first.