Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, in Sweet Briar Virginia. This college is highly known for
its honors program, science program, and its junior year abroad
program. Sweet Briar believes that women are vastly
underrepresented in the areas of math, engineering and sciences,
their number one priority is preparing women for careers in these
Sweet Briar’s students consist of about 600 women
representing more then 40 states and 15 different countries. The
campus consists of 35 buildings stretching over 3,300 acres.
Tuition for the 1996 through 97’ school year is about 14,990
dollars for full-time students, room and board fee charge is 6, 510
dollars; student activity fee is 125 dollars.
Sports that offer competition at the Varsity level include field
hockey, lacrosse, riding, soccer, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
Sweet Briar is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association, and competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Non-competitive sports teams are also an option, many recreational
sports include basketball, badminton, fencing, softball, canoeing,
squash, golf, and dance.
Sweet Briar is one of the “International 50“ colleges, which
refers to a group of private colleges that are noted for their
contributions to international affairs. Sweet Briar was listed as
Money magazine’s 150 best college buys in the nation.