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A Year After Nearly Closing Sweet Briar College is Thriving

Sweet Briar College nearly closed forever. Now, after coming in this year $2 million under budget for the first time in history, fundraising and enrollment have exceeded expectations.

2016, with a new President and a new board, was a rebuilding year at Sweet Briar. Frank Roach, a member of the Sweet Briar Board, said they hope to double the amount over the next two years.

Sweet Briar, thanks to alumnae recruiting efforts, had a record number of applications for the fall and there are 175 incoming students.