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

Mood:: curious
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: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)

Thanks a lot for your comment. I'd actually been looking into Bryn Mawr briefly, so I'll have to give it a little more time on my list of colleges. I'm not looking at going to women's colleges exclusively, but I think it would be good for me. So I'll look more into the Sisters. Thanks!

Posted by: lepisostidae (lepisostidae)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)

I'm not sure what attracted you to SB, but for what it's worth, Bryn Mawr has amazing academics, great traditions, and a really liberal student body. If you have any other questions/want more information about the school, I'd be happy to help out in any way that I can, and I know that Wellesley, Smith, Barnard and Mt. Holyoke also have lots of students in the comm who would be happy to provide more information about their specific schools.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)

Thank you! (:

Posted by: Alli (sammysam)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)

Chatham University is another one that is a liberal women's college, very open, very accepting. It's in Pittsburgh, a fairly liberal city unto itself. I loved my time there.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
doctor & rose.

I've never heard of Chatham, actually. I'll check that out. Thanks for your advice!

Posted by: Alli (sammysam)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)

It's not one of the Sister's, but it's in a gorgeous part of Pitt, and the dorms are awesome (converted mansions) and you have the ability to take classes at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon if you need/want to, since they are just down the road. The academics are also really good, the Professors great. There are many traditions there that date back to 1869 when it opened, and it is just a really great place to be.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)

I'm all for schools outside of the Sisters. I don't think my chances of getting into the Sisters are THAT high anyway, but I figured I'd try just to try. The worst I can be told is no.

That's amazing that the dorms are converted mansions. I'd love that.

Posted by: lala (ls56)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)

i'm at Chatham now, about to be a senior, feel free to pm me if you want more info.

I love Chatham, but there's pros and cons depending on what you want from a school.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 15th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)

I'll have to PM you sometime soon to find out more. I looked into Chatham and I like the look of it.

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