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Reviews 346 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Eating in the dining hall can have it's perks occasionally, with it's freshly made sandwiches for lunch, for example. But as a personal preference I tend to got to the Bistro, which is located just a short walk away from the dorms and is available as a dining option even after the dining hall has closed (for my fellow martyrs with the evening/night classes and jobs). The Bistro serves burgers as a staple, but also have salads, sandwiches, pizza, soups, and milkshakes as other options, just to name a few. You can pay for your meals there with your own money, SweetCash, your meal plan (in which case, you would get a smaller meal and have to pay for the rest some other way), or with Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars are provided by the school and are used adjacent to your meal plan. For example, you can get a smaller sized meal plan with more Dining Dollars if you know you aren't going to be eating in the dining hall as much as you are the Bistro or Daisy's Cafe. Or, you could get a larger meal plan, with less Dining Dollars, if the opposite is true.

College Junior

Athletics: The only athletic activities I really participated in were the hiking courses in my freshman year (for physical education) and the Riding Program courses, which I participated in on and off throughout my years at Sweet Briar.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with the off-campus housing on campus.

College Junior

Party Scene: Didn't attend very many parties, but the few I went to were okay- mostly people with their boyfriends, but the music was always pretty nice.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you want to eat somewhere off campus, you are going to need a car, a friend with a car, or just wait for the shuttle. You cannot (or at least, really really should not try) to walk anywhere off campus. But, once you can get to a good place off campus, you've got some good options. There's the usual fast food places, like McDonald's, Wendy's, and Sheet's, which are located in Madison Heights for the most part. Then there's some of the local special's, like Koto Grill, an amazing, locally owned Japanese sit-down restaurant, or the Briar Patch, just off campus, that's a pretty generalized restaurant, with burgers along with tons of other options. Both places are decently cheap, and at the Briar patch you can use SweetCash, and students can get a discounted meal at Koto Grill.

3 College Junior

Administration: Campus strictness is generally very lenient, as a lot of students on campus are pretty self reliant, and can generally solve any conflict that they come across, like a noise issue or something like that. As far as student organization freedom goes, the club or organization has to get its activity approved by the SGA, and if the activity is something off-campus, then they have to go to the Dean, but other than that, there aren't many other hoops they need to jump through to get their activity approved. It's only as a last resort that campus safety would be called in, if the issue is something minor. If there is an actual emergency, though, I know from personal experience that campus safety officers are quick to respond, and call the necessary authorities if needed.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office was quick to get in touch with me during my freshman year, to help me fully understand what I was being offered and what I could accept. The staff there was never anything less that friendly and always happy to help, and could answer each of my questions thoroughly and plainly.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Generally very peaceful and quiet. Not a party campus, but you can still find plenty of activities and things to do! The only times you have any real noise in the dorms is when the sororities come around to tap new members, and that's not particularly often. There's a full kitchen/rest area in every dorm, including vending machines, so there's no particular problem with finding a late night/early morning snack. The dorms are located in the hub of the campus, and are, in general, pretty close to many other buildings on campus, including the dining hall. Getting a dorm room works on a lottery system, where the juniors get first pick of a batch of numbers, and choose their room as their number is called. Then the same for the sophomores, then the freshmen.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The campus is too beautiful not to live on it. There are a lot of housing options at the school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many cool places to try and i was surprised by the little cool places i have found.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its up to you, there are parties, but you dont have to go if you dont want to, but it is very inconvient to get to parties

5 College Freshman

Administration: Best faculty who are dedicated and really care about the students.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: They respond to you very fast, even during the summer. I had appealed my financial aid package and got a decision very quickly

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Its decent food, the omelet station is really good and fresh. The sandwich station has a lot of option and the pesto mayo is really good.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is a lot of closet space and the rooms are very spacious. You can decorate the room however you want. The hallways are very nice and spacious which makes you feel very comfortable.

1 College Sophomore

Local Area: You are basically living in the middle of nowhere, but if you're into that, this place is perfect.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a Mexican restaurant and a cafe type place across the street and a McDonald's about five minutes away. Everywhere else you need to travel to get to.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing and the lottery system which housing is determined by is probably the most stressful event all year.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: We don't have off campus housing, unless you want to live in a field.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We don't really have any crime or security issues on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life, we have tap clubs, which are basically like high school cliques. It's all very odd...

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The professors are fantastic and I feel that I get a great education because there are such small class sizes but as enrollment goes down at Sweet Briar, we are pretty much accepting anyone. So I feel the quality of the education is also going down since the professors have to curtail to the slower students.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one really attends, and there really isn't a reason to. All of our teams are pretty terrible so it's hard to get excited. Although the athletes probably strive the most here. You often see the athletes with the highest GPA's and most involvement on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There aren't really many issues with drugs and alcohol, and since we are so small, they kind of have to be lenient. The officers LOVE to give parking tickets. Don't leave your car anywhere, even for two minutes, where you could get a ticket, because you will.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received the financial aid I needed without to much of a hassle.

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