Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Lynchburg, Va., Sweet Briar is a liberal arts and sciences college for women of consequence. Our nationally recognized academic, study-abroad and equestrian programs prepare the next generation of women leaders. Three centers of excellence represent the College's academic distinction in engineering, science and technology; sustainability; and creativity, design and the arts.
Here on Sweet Briar College's 3,250-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we reveal and amplify everything that makes you amazing, and help you own it in ways you never thought possible - on the athletic field, in the riding arena, in the workplace and while studying abroad. You'll be surrounded by a family of faculty, coaches and friends who will push you, excite you, and energize you: to take what you learn into the world and take the lead. With an average class size of eight students, you'll lead research, ask questions and forge supportive relationships with faculty that can last for decades. You'll graduate from Sweet Briar career-ready and life-ready: you'll know who you are and what you do best. Our students have a favorite rallying cry: "There's nothing that you cannot do." You'll discover that, here, it rings true every day. At Sweet Briar's core stands a student community that's broadly diverse, tightly knit and wholly unique. And you graduate into a network of Sweet Briar alumnae - thousands of successful women ready to share information and provide guidance.