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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.89% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
950 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
97.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
109 Graduates

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The median tuition at Sweet Briar College is $35,800, which is $3,590 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,532.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Sweet Briar College received 950 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 859% annual growth. Out of those 950 applicants, 884 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.1% acceptance rate.

There were 376 students enrolled at Sweet Briar College in 2016, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Sweet Briar College has an overall enrollment yield of 15.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Sweet Briar College has a total enrollment of 376 students. The full-time enrollment at Sweet Briar College is 365 students and the part-time enrollment is 11. This means that 97.1% of students enrolled at Sweet Briar College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Sweet Briar College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70.5% White, 9.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9% Black or African American, 3.99% Two or More Races, 2.39% Asian, 0.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.27% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Sweet Briar College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (64.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.86%), followed by White Male (0.27%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0.27%).

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In 2016, N/A N/A women than men graduated from Sweet Briar College. The majority of students graduating from Sweet Briar College are White. These 81 graduates mean that there were 5.79 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Sweet Briar College is General Biological Sciences with 16 graduates, followed by General Business with 14 graduates and General Psychology with 11 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Sweet Briar College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Language & Linguistics, with 8 graduates, followed by Natural Resources & Conservation with 5 graduates and History with 5 graduates.


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Sweet Briar College has an endowment valued at nearly $77.4M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $723,965 (0.93%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Sweet Briar College had a total expenditure of $45.3M. Of that $45.3M, they spent $16.9M on salaries and $3.76M on benefits.

Sweet Briar College employs 21 Professors, 21 Assistant professors, and 8 Associate professors. Most academics at Sweet Briar College are Female Assistant professors (14), Male Professors (13), and Female Professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Sweet Briar College are: Service, with 53 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, and Management with 20 employees.



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