There are many perks to attending a small liberal arts college. Here’s a big one: endless resources. I have never felt like I couldn’t ask for help when I had a question, or an assignment I just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around.
We love reading applications. They are a rare window into understanding who you are.
For many of our students, Sweet Briar was love at first sight — and not just because of our stunning campus. They immediately knew that our tight-knit community, small classes and dedicated professors would be just the right fit.
Imagine a place where every student leadership position is filled by a woman. A place where women are encouraged to work hard — in the classroom, in the library and laboratory, on the playing field, in the board room, and every place in between.
I toured about 25 colleges before my senior year even started, and then applied to 16 schools. Sweet Briar blew all the others out of the water. Here are five of the categories I used to assess each school.
Wanting to leave home and travel 8,000 miles for college cannot be a spontaneous decision. There was a lot that went into it for me. Would I get to study what I want? Would I be able to make friends?
Your senior year of high school might feel a little frantic. But there are things you can do now to set yourself up for success — and peace of mind — before you get to college.
Applying to college can be stressful, and there are so many things to think about. And then, there’s the stuff you shouldn’t sweat — like what everybody else wants you to do. Here’s what I wish I had known when I was a high school senior.
When I was a senior in high school, I was obsessed with getting into all the colleges to which I applied (16). As a result, I wrote college essays constantly and stressed myself out more than was ever required.
Forty-two applications later I figured there must be at least one company that wants to hire me. I was looking to work as an engineer in the 3-D printing industry over the summer.
Over the course of my time as an admissions ambassador, I have given many tours, but every tour is always a little different because I base it on the visiting students and their interests.
Becoming a Sweet Briar woman is life-changing in and of itself, but becoming a student-athlete here takes that experience to a whole new level.
This past summer, I attended the Virginia Program at Oxford (VPO) at St. Anne’s College in the University of Oxford. It was six weeks of Shakespeare, tutorials and traveling.
Financial aid comes in many shapes and forms, and it can come from several sources: federal, state, foundations, the community, or the College itself. All of them help you meet your college expenses.
Sweet Briar’s traditions are the heart and soul of the campus. They connect us to the school’s vibrant history and build community.
Let’s face it. At most universities, you are a number. You are one person seated among dozens — or even hundreds — of students in every class you take.
Among the trademarks of a Sweet Briar woman are her wide-ranging interests. This is what a liberal arts college looks like.
So you’re looking at Sweet Briar and you’re excited to come to campus and visit — or you’re not completely sold and still have some questions.
Bill Allen is a numbers cruncher and strategic thinker. But there’s a lot you may not know about Sweet Briar’s dean of admissions and financial aid.