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.

2023 High School Seniors and Transfer Students

Sweet Briar is still accepting applications for this fall!

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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)

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. 


Apply now!      MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW!


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. 1 FAFSA opens
May 1 National Commitment Day

Upcoming Admissions Events

Welcoming prospective students and their families to learn more about what Sweet Briar could offer them, as future students.   

Welcoming prospective students to campus to learn more about what Sweet Briar College could offer them if they choose to study here.

Twenty-three outstanding Virginia private colleges and universities will host at least two daily information sessions for prospective students, including rising juniors, seniors, and their families. Prospective transfer students are also invited.
It is important that you contact each college directly to make arrangements for your visits because they may have some limits on the number of families that can be accommodated at each session and the times for their sessions vary from campus to campus.
Programs will include information sessions about academic/extracurricular programs, the admission process, and financial aid/scholarships. Learn more at their website here.
Click here to register online.