Sweet Briar makes Princeton Review’s list of Best Southeastern colleges for 2020

Posted on August 06, 2019 by Janika Carey

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Sweet Briar has once again been crowned a Best Southeastern college by The Princeton Review.

According to the annual publication’s “Region by Region” web feature, the 656 schools on the five lists (Northeastern, Southeastern, Midwestern, Western and International) are deemed “academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.” The Southeastern list contains 142 colleges in alphabetical order. Sweet Briar is one of them.

“I am not at all surprised by our inclusion on this list,” said Dean of the College Teresa Garrett. “Sweet Briar has so much to offer women who want to make an impact on the world. Our leadership core curriculum, and committed faculty and staff, all support women who are successful right out of graduation and beyond.”

The Princeton Review is a guide and preparation service used by millions of prospective college students. Its lists and rankings are created by surveying undergraduate students across the country, with questions covering academics, administration, campus life and student body.

“Empowering strong, well-educated women, Sweet Briar College provides a ‘supportive learning environment where students are free to follow their passions and try new things every day,’” the College’s profile reads, citing a student. In addition, “students praise the individual attention they receive from the faculty, who ‘will literally bend over backwards to help you achieve your goals.’”

What’s more, “students say they get a lot out of their classes, in part because the professors ‘love what they do and are incredibly accomplished in their respective fields.’”

Students also praise career services, Sweet Briar’s many cherished traditions and its alumnae network, which is noted for helping students find internships and jobs after graduation — no doubt contributing to the College’s 90% employment and graduate school placement rate within six months of graduation.

“I would never have become who I am without the supportive, hopeful and ambitious atmosphere of Sweet Briar,” one respondent noted.