Become a woman who makes history.

Applying is fast, easy and free. The application process looks a little different depending on who you are. We consider more than just grades. Test scores are optional.

2024 High School Seniors
and Transfer Students


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 Admissions Criteria

We review applications holistically, meaning we consider more than just grades and test scores. We evaluate your:

  • High school courses taken and their academic levels (AP/IB/DE, honors, accelerated, etc.)
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities and community service
  • SAT/ACT test scores (Note: For high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher, test scores are optional)
  • Secondary school report and recommendations (optional)
  • College essay (optional)


Students who are admitted to the College can move their term of attendance for four consecutive semesters before having to reapply.  

Here’s what the Class of 2026 looked like:

  • Average high school GPA of our Presidential Scholars: 4.00
  • Average high school GPA of the complete class: 3.66
  • Average combined SAT score of our Presidential Scholars: 1370
  • Average combined SAT score of the complete class: 1210
  • Represented 42 states. The top states beyond Virginia were North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented 7 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Myanmar, Mexico, Nepal and Venezuela. Sweet Briar is home to international students from 18 countries across five continents. They make up 10% of the student body. 


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Important Dates and Deadlines


July 1 Apply using Sweet Briar’s application
Aug. 1 The Common Application opens
Nov. 1 Early Decision Deadline
Nov. 15 Early Action Deadline
Dec. 31 FAFSA opens
May 1 National Commitment Day