Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College


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Recent Reviews

Paige
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Hard work but so worth it. Beautiful campus with great queer community and wonderful faculty.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hard work but so worth it. Beautiful campus with great queer community and wonderful faculty.

Mikiah
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It is an amazing school! Academically I feel very challenged already, and the opportunity for other more challenging courses ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing school! Academically I feel very challenged already, and the opportunity for other more challenging courses is definitely there, especially at the partner schools. The dorms are beautiful, food is pretty great, professors are always available, and I always feel very safe on campus.

A
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As an alum, my experience with Bryn Mawr came with benefits and many downfalls. Like other PWI and liberal art schools, Bryn ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an alum, my experience with Bryn Mawr came with benefits and many downfalls. Like other PWI and liberal art schools, Bryn Mawr can be an incredibly traumatizing and depressing experience for students with multiple marginalized identities. This is especially the case if you're from a large metropolitan city background. It can hard to adjust and I don't think I ever was able to adjust to BMC's toxic culture (it's more than just making friends and "finding a sense of belonging" - which BMC likes to focus on). At the end of the day, I decided to make the school fit me instead of me fitting the school. It's a hard and exhausting decision and should not be idolized. From start to end, many barriers were placed on my path academically. This meant accepting that Bryn Mawr didn't have what could fill me up academically and socially. This meant pursuing other interests and alternative indirect paths to be able to follow my dreams/accomplish my goals (and endless fighting for what I want to do in life, not getting the opportunities I needed, etc). As an alum, I obviously survived - thank GOD! BUT, I did not thrive at Bryn Mawr, perhaps the way I could have in another school. I can't say that I will ever take my kids to visit this school as an alum. All I would be able to give them is compassionate honesty, and I would say "I made it work for me". PS - if those reading this can relate, - the hood kids, the low income kids, the poc kids who took on endless leadership positions and got 4.0s by making a way out of now way. Know that if you can get into Bryn Mawr, I'm sure you can get into many other elite institutions. You have options and YOU DESERVE BETTER. Even when you choose Bryn Mawr, you STILL have options. Make sure Bryn Mawr is not "making a way out of no way" pt 2 - because it doesn't have to be for you.

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.

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  • 1,381
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $48,790
  • Acceptance rate
  • 40%

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