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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: Royal Montgomery (inkysaurus)
Posted at: August 12th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)

I'm fairly liberal and off the beaten path and I will be starting my first year at Sweet Briar next week! I am really excited. Out of all the colleges I had requested information from/applied to, they were the most personable and the staff really gave me a lot of individual attention. You should definitely either do a campus visit or visit with one of the representatives if they come by your area.

Posted by: katie bowie (atmosfears)
Posted at: August 15th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)

Good luck! I really like the feel of Sweet Briar a lot but it was just the conservativeness that I wasn't sure about.

Posted by: Royal Montgomery (inkysaurus)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)

I talked to my admissions counselor about this and we both agreed that everyone here is really amazing, that goes for students and teachers alike. The student population is so small that no one gets overly clique-y, and the staff is really focused on your academic & career success. I couldn't visit campus either(I'm from Florida, the other side of the east coast from you lol), but there was a representative that came to my town & I had an interview with her. I really recommend at least e-mailing someone to see if they'll be in your part of Maine. It's really amazing here.

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