The Sweet Briar campus is located in Central Virginia on a beautiful 3,250 acre campus that is rivaled by few. We invite students and parents to visit year-round and offer to personalize your visit to meet your needs.
Sweet Briar College was established in 1901 by Indiana Fletcher Williams in honor of her daughter, Daisy, who died at age 16. The sole owner of the then 8,000-acre Sweet Briar Plantation, Indiana left the estate to create an independent college for women. Uniting traditional undergraduate coursework with applied learning, Sweet Briar College has been educating women in the liberal arts and sciences for over 100 years. Indiana was a strong independent woman with a vision, and Sweet Briar alumnae have benefited immeasurably from her vision, her generosity, and her passion for education. For more than 100 years, SBC alumnae have fulfilled their passions and fulfilled Indiana's vision as lawmakers, humanitarians, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs.
At Sweet Briar College, you'll find...
an atmosphere of collaboration, communication, personal attention and great celebration.
3,250 acres that provide a landscape for learning and exploring.
a student community that's broadly diverse, tightly knit and unique.
We prepare young women to excel in the modern world. We've been doing it since 1901. And you are our sole focus. At Sweet Briar, women get all the attention, all the student leadership roles, and any career choice is open to you. We think that makes Sweet Briar pretty special.
In order to help you navigate the college search process and determine if Sweet Briar is a good fit for you, we would like to get to know you a little better. Complete the request info form and we will be in touch promptly to learn more about you and to help you understand the many wonderful opportunities available at Sweet Briar. We look forward to getting to know you better!