When Briana McCall starts her first semester at Sweet Briar in just over a month, she’ll already be ahead of the curve — thanks to BLUR. As a participant in the College’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, McCall didn’t just get to know the campus, she also made friends with Sweet Briar professors and students.
At a time when increasing numbers of applicants are competing for college admission and scholarships to help pay for tuition, everyone could use an edge. An entire industry has evolved around planning for college, with “experts” for hire to coach prospective students on everything from the SAT to financial aid to the application essay. But [...]
Sweet Briar is one of 25 independent colleges in the state that will welcome rising high school juniors and seniors and their families during Virginia Private College Week for campus tours and special information sessions about the College. Held this year from Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, Virginia Private College Week is an [...]
The Sweet Briar riding open house on Feb. 18 and 19 was Phoenix Ray’s third visit to campus, suggesting she already has a strong interest in attending the College. Nonetheless Ray, a junior high school student from Cookeville, Tenn., is serious about riding in college, so meeting with the program’s instructors (both human and equine) [...]
Sweet Briar dean of admissions Ken Huus recently was interviewed by the local National Public Radio affiliate, WVTF. Huus was asked about a comparative study commissioned by the Women’s College Coalition.