Points of Pride

Sweet Briar empowers and educates young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them. We focus on personal and professional achievement through a customized educational program that combines the liberal arts, preparation for careers and individual development. The educational environment is both intense and supportive and learning occurs in many different venues, including the classroom, the community and the world.


Sweet Briar College, which opened its doors in 1906, was founded in 1901, the legacy of Indiana Fletcher Williams, who left her entire estate to found an institution in memory of her only daughter, Daisy, who died at the age of 16 in 1884.

Location & Contact

Sweet Briar College

134 Chapel Road

Sweet Briar, VA 24595

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages and Literature
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Women's/Gender Studies