Sweet Briar College campus has more than 20 buildings on the National Historic Registry. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
The front gate of Sweet Briar College (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
The bell tower is a distinctive site at Sweet Briar College’s historic Quad. (Credit: Lathan Goumas/Sweet Briar College)
The Mary Helen Cochran Library at Sweet Briar College offers students a wide variety of research resources and comfortable study spaces. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
Each year, the senior equestrian students get the opportunity to ride their horses on Sweet Briar College’s historic main campus. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
Many social and cultural events take place in Student Commons Courtyard near the dining hall, book shop, and Daisy’s Cafe. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
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Babcock Auditorium is home to Sweet Briar College’s performing arts. (Credit: Sweet Briar College.)
The Boathouse is home to many Sweet Briar College social events. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
Sweet Briar College’s historic campus is beautiful during any season. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
The wildflower meadow and apiary are key components of Sweet Briar College’s sustainability courses. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
The Dairy Barn complex is home to Sweet Briar College’s visual arts classes. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
Sweet Briar College’s equestrian center features one of the largest indoor college arenas in the nation. (Credit: Sweet Briar College)
The Sweet Outdoors
We’ve got 2,840 stunning acres. We sweat, ride and meander on a 20-mile network of trails. We paddle, swim and skip rocks on our lakes. We harvest grapes, tend bees, and grow our own vegetables. Daily life is beautiful, and our campus is a hands-on laboratory.
You can ride here. We’ve been doing it well for 100 years. In 2021, our Vixens won a national championship. We have a 130-acre on-campus riding center and one of the nation’s largest indoor college arenas. We have riders of all skill levels, from beginners to the most accomplished. Like everything at Sweet Briar, you are so welcome to join!
We’re a caring and supportive community, your home away from home. Most students live on campus all four years and many of our dorms are on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovated to provide all the things you need, these beautiful, historic buildings make campus living memorable.
State of the Art Fitness Center
The 53,000 square-foot Fitness and Athletic Center (FAC) offers racquetball and squash courts, a spinning room and a multi-purpose event space in the Upchurch Field House. The FAC includes the Williams Gymnasium and the Prothro Natatorium, in addition to locker rooms, aerobics, free-weight and fencing rooms.
Come Visit, on Us
We’re so convinced you’ll love Sweet Briar as much as we do that we’re putting money on it. Be our guest at Sweet Briar. We will cover the cost for you and one parent to visit and coordinate an agenda tailored to your interests — whether you fly, drive or take a train!
Learn more about our visit reimbursement program