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Question about Sweet Briar
by katie bowie (atmosfears)
at August 11th, 2010 (07:23 pm)

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Music:: width of a circle | david bowie

Hello, everyone!

I've been really interested in Sweet Briar for a few months now, and I'm looking at applying next year. However, the more I look into it, the more skeptical I get. I'm all about Sweet Briar's academics and I love their traditions and all, but at the same time, I'm a little worried.

I've been judged by people a lot since I was about twelve due to my piercings, and now that I've gotten a tattoo, that sort of doubled the pressure on me to be so-called "normal." While I feel like I could sort of blossom and find a place at Sweet Briar, I'm also not sure because I've read a lot about that a lot of the girls are sort snooty or conservative or whatever. It'd be really hard for me to travel all that way and visit the campus to see what it's really like for myself because I live in Maine.

So what do you guys think? Should I listen to what other people are saying? If I'm going to spend four years of my life in one place, I want to be happy. Would some of my liberal views and my style be accepted there?


Posted by: sk8tegr8 (sk8tegr8)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Sweet Briar Class of 2012

Hey Katie,

I'm going to be a junior at Sweet Briar next year. I also happen to be from Maine and would constitute myself as a very liberal person. I had no problem transitioning into Sweet Briar and actually happen to be very involved on campus. I wouldn't say that our campus is ultra conservative but I also won't say that it's ultra liberal either. I think it's split right down the middle, like many other college campuses. I could go on and on about Sweet Briar. If you e-mailed me I would be more than happy to answer any specific questions that you have about SBC in WAY more depth. Also I know that the admissions counselor that works with Maine will be heading up this way in September and she would be more than happy to meet with you! My e-mail address is grobman12@sbc.edu.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 15th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Re: Sweet Briar Class of 2012

Thank you so much for your help! I'll definitely have to email you if I have more questions!

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