Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College


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Jillian
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Being accepted at Bryn Mawr College was like finally receiving a letter to attend Hogwarts. (And trust me, I have been...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being accepted at Bryn Mawr College was like finally receiving a letter to attend Hogwarts. (And trust me, I have been waiting a long time for that one.) Do you doubt my college is as amazing as Harry Potter’s alma mater? It has the same medieval gothic style, with a ornate Great Hall, central bell tower, hidden cloisters, and stone castle dormitories. There are traditions which certainly seem magical, from the Greek-chanting at Lantern Night to the carnivalesque May Day. Of course, there are no unicorns or giant arachnids on our college grounds, only well-groomed gardens and dog walkers. We may not be allowed to keep pet owls, but they are the school’s mascot, and are carved into building facades across campus. While there are no roaming ghosts, there is an imposing statue of Athena where students leave whimsical offerings. I have never met a teacher as creepy or cruel as Snape or Dolores Umbridge, which is good, since class sizes are small and teachers encourage students to visit them during office hours. The food also does not appear from thin air or come to life, though it is delicious, and is ranked number ten by The Princeton Review. Furthermore, Philadelphia is only a twenty minute train ride away, perfect for those who enjoy the muggle world but lack their own flying car! Though I may have to give up my dream of training to be a wizard, I am constantly amazed by my good fortune in attending Bryn Mawr.

Rachel
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Bryn Mawr is a college with a small community that you have to work to be a part of. There is great ability to be heard on ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bryn Mawr is a college with a small community that you have to work to be a part of. There is great ability to be heard on campus as long as you go through the right channels. So many clubs and organizations to join, but it is difficult once the semester begins so you have to start early in the fall. The campus is constantly muddy, so don't bring any shoes you actually like. The students are generally really liberal and understanding of race and sexuality which provides a comfortable atmosphere. The black students are a tight knit group and although there isn't Greek life, affiliation groups are easy to find. Clubs are easy to start at the beginning of any semester. As for academics, the STEM departments aren't the best, but classes can be taken at Haverford where they are more rigorous. Professors are hit or miss, depending on an individual's learning style.

Jordan
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While I think this may be a place for some people, it has proved to not be the place for me socially. Academically, I've foun...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While I think this may be a place for some people, it has proved to not be the place for me socially. Academically, I've found what I love to do. The abundance of undergrad research opportunities and the support from the research professors is something I really appreciate about Bryn Mawr. Socially, I feel slightly isolated, but not because I've been actively isolated. I found that Mawrters tend to keep to themselves or within their close knit groups. It's a beautiful campus and the classes are quite stimulating. I find that I'm thriving here because I knew what I wanted out of my college experience, but would be a little more weary if I had been expecting opportunities to dabble in a bunch of different things. After being here for three semesters, I realized that this is not the place for that.

Turanoom
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Bryn Mawr is a great liberal arts school where the professors are very encouraging and the students are very goal driven and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bryn Mawr is a great liberal arts school where the professors are very encouraging and the students are very goal driven and supportive. We have a honor code that really helps build trust and creates a friendly environment. So far, my experience has been amazing with all the different on campus activities, close relationships with professors and large amount of resources to help students succeed. Bryn Mawr is a beautiful campus and there are so many intelligent students who really motivate you to achieve your best. It was definitely an adjustment freshman year as it for everyone, but eventually I started to really begin enjoying college and the great classes the college has to offer.

Julia
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Bryn Mawr College is a fantastic school full of great people. Its atmosphere feels very loving, safe, and welcoming to almost...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bryn Mawr College is a fantastic school full of great people. Its atmosphere feels very loving, safe, and welcoming to almost all students, and the college offers a plethora of opportunities both inside the school on campus, off campus, and even out of state.

KyungIn
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Definitely an amazing college experience as I wanted to be at a place where I can focus on studying yet am able to go into a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Definitely an amazing college experience as I wanted to be at a place where I can focus on studying yet am able to go into a more lively area (Philadelphia) if I wanted to. Bryn Mawr is definitely academics heavy, but you would definitely benefit a lot from it.

Marita
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Bryn Mawr College is a beautiful place to live. The campus evokes a Hogwarts style that makes everyone feel like they are liv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bryn Mawr College is a beautiful place to live. The campus evokes a Hogwarts style that makes everyone feel like they are living in the movie. Academically, you will have thousands of options. The community is very welcoming! You will never feel left out! Traditions are everything at Bryn Mawr. It is the perfect Liberal Arts College.

Grace
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Bryn Mawr is an awesome place to go to school. The Tri-College Consortium allows students to take classes at nearby Haverford...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bryn Mawr is an awesome place to go to school. The Tri-College Consortium allows students to take classes at nearby Haverford and Swarthmore, which is great when Bryn Mawr's small size means that you might not otherwise have access to a specific course. Students can also take classes at the University of Pennsylvania, which has numerous subjects not included within the offerings of the other three colleges. Bryn Mawr has the closest relationship with Haverford, which is right down the street. BMC and Haverford students can participate in extracurricular activities and courses on the other campus, and can even choose to live on the other campus. A regular shuttle makes transportation between the two campuses quick and easy. As a small women's college, Bryn Mawr holds a unique niche in the collegiate world. Rather than being detrimental, most BMC students view these traits as the very ones they value most about their school. Being a women's college allows students to focus on their academic studies and form tight-knit relationships with their peers that might otherwise not occur. Despite numerous stereotypes about women's colleges, the environment fosters support rather than cattiness, there are plenty of men on campus because of the college's relationships with other institutions, and although there is a well-established LGBTQ community on campus, it doesn't dominate the social scene, and not every student is a part of it. Bryn Mawr's proximity to Philadelphia allows students to take advantage of all the city has to offer, although many students don't regularly travel into the city. Many professors at Bryn Mawr are fantastic, although everyone occasionally has a negative experience with a professor or a course. Bryn Mawr has several academic offerings that distinguish it from comparable small liberal arts colleges. Each first-year student is enrolled in a course their first semester known as an "Emily Balch Seminar". These writing-intensive courses are capped at around twenty students, and are centered around subjects ranging from Chinese civil resistance to the meaning and legacy of the musical "Hamilton". Additionally, the Honor Code prohibits students from speaking about grades with their classmates, which encourages students to compete only with themselves. Additionally, this Honor Code allows students to even take courses unproctored in their dorm rooms, with the agreement that they will do so only with the materials provided. Traditions are central to the Bryn Mawr community. The four main campus traditions are Parade Night, Lantern Night, Welcome the First Years, and May Day. Each of these traditions serves to bring the community closer together, particularly through inter-class bonding. Bryn Mawr is a beautiful liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is home to a community of 1,300 intelligent, socially aware, and involved women. I'm so happy I chose to attend Bryn Mawr. While initially I applied here without giving too much thought to actually attending, when I visited campus in April, I knew that this was the place I wanted to spend the next four years. At what other college could I find buildings which resemble that of Hogwarts, or students who offer up sacrifices of candy to a statue of the goddess Athena before finals? Where else could I design a college experience to be exactly as I liked; both in a big city and in the suburbs, at a women's college or a co-ed liberal arts school, or even an Ivy League institution? I encourage any girls thinking of attending a liberal arts college to consider Bryn Mawr. It has so much to offer- top-notch academics, small class sizes, a supportive student body, and access to a city full of entertainment and job opportunities that's just a short train ride away.

Leah
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After I visited Bryn Mawr I could not imagine attending another college. From the moment I walked into the admissions office...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

After I visited Bryn Mawr I could not imagine attending another college. From the moment I walked into the admissions office they made me feel welcome. I considered applying ED, but had not done an overnight, so I visited a 2nd time and did the overnight. I was so glad I did! I loved the classes I attended, the students made me feel so welcome. I came home and applied ED! I can't wait to spend my next 4 years as a Mawrter!

Madison
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It seems like a really great college with very motivated students. People are really focused on making their experience there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It seems like a really great college with very motivated students. People are really focused on making their experience there the best it can be, both academically and socially. There is really a community of people at Bryn Mawr who support each other.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $48,790
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  • 40%

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