Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and Staff

Brenau University recently offered to match scholarships and financial discount packages to all Sweet Briar College students who elect to continue their educations at Brenau.

Sweet Briar, a women’s college in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced earlier this week that it would close its doors forever at the end of the current academic year after 114 years of operation. With the announcement, 137-year-old Brenau becomes one of the 41 remaining members of the U.S. Women’s College Coalition.

Although Brenau has about 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs on several campuses and online, it started solely as a women’s college in 1878 and so remained for close to a century. The residential Women’s College currently has about 850 students.

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