College Junior 2012-08-25T11:41:29Z
Guys & Girls:
Don't Believe the B.S. So much trashing going on; there are plenty of hot girls and guys around if your not a hermit.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:34:57Z
I can go out any night of the week I want; best of both worlds at Bryn Mawr. Quiet, safe campus with the ability to avoid parties and study when needed, yet large parties several times a semester, and the ability to go out any night of the week by heading to one of the other Tri-Co schools, Penn, the local neighborhood, or the city clubs/restaurants.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:31:52Z
Can Create Independent Major – There are a lot of excellent options, you can even major through Haverford or create an Independent Major.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:29:29Z
People Drink More Than Do Drugs – All depends on who you hang out with, just like any other school.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:26:26Z
Met My Needs – The process was more cumbersome than some of the schools I applied to, but Bryn Mawr met all of my financial aid needs. I would have paid significantly more money even if I had gone to a state school with the grant that they gave me.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:23:32Z
The school is smart... they strictly enforce the rules, and provide training to students for conducting social functions; yet they allow the students to have fun; they are more concerned with students health and such than "catching" people. Security is very helpful too.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:19:14Z
Tri-Co, Quaker Consortium, and Hogwarts Campus – Stunning campus, intense engaging courses with professors who are supportive, amazing dorms, and great food... also, access to city and classes/social functions at Penn, Haverford & Swarthmore.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:11:31Z
Blue Bus & Train – There are buses that take you to Tri-Co campuses routinely, and the train to the city is right up the street. I have never had an issue getting anywhere I needed or wanted to go. You can also use a Zip Car.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:09:51Z
Bryn Mawr allows you to create an Independent Major, as well as major through Haverford if you want to; there are a lot of options, as well as flexibility to meet your needs.
College Junior 2012-08-25T11:03:13Z
Health & Safety:
Completely Safe – Great security, safe location, students who take care of each other.
College Junior 2012-08-25T10:55:32Z
Dorms Like Castles – Compared to the dorm rooms of my friends, at other Universities, our dorms are like Castles. Each has its ups and downs, but I wouldn't have issues living in any one of them. Read about the dorms, and select the one that you feel matches you, and meets your needs best. Wherever you end up, you won't be unhappy... at least not because of your dorm room.
College Junior 2012-08-25T10:51:29Z
There is a lot of work at Bryn Mawr, but the classes are smaller, the Professors are more involved/supportive. The courses are interesting and with the Tri-Co and the Quaker Consortium, there are a lot of options.
College Junior 2012-08-25T10:48:03Z
Supportive Faculty – Bryn Mawr Professors are a unique breed; they are always available to their students, and are willing to go the extra mile for you. On the flip side, a lot will be expected of you in return. There is no grade inflation here; you get the grade you earn.
College Junior 2012-08-25T10:33:20Z
Guys & Girls:
I am tired of people having assumptions about Bryn Mawr because of a few loud and in your face people. The reality is that Bryn Mawr is a mix of people and types. There are tons of hot girls, who also happen to be smart; there are also a butt load of hot guys around, if your not lazy and the type to hide in your room. Between Penn, Haverford, and Swath, not to mention all of the other local colleges, there are plenty of options. Life is what you put into it/make of it, Bryn Mawr is no different.
College Junior 2012-08-25T10:27:59Z
You have to work hard at Bryn Mawr, but you learn a lot and the courses are always engaging. Professors are always available to meet with you, and there is tutoring available on campus should you need it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-20T18:38:58Z
Lots of Options! I love the parties we have at Bryn Mawr! They are usually small, with a couple of girls in a dorm room, but they are always tons of fun. If you are into bigger frat parties, Swarthmore and Penn are easy to get to.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-20T18:11:08Z
Parking at BMC can be kind of hit and miss. A permit costs $100 dollars, but it does not guarantee a parking spot every day. Sometimes students without permits park in the spots meant for permit only students, and that can be very frustrating. There is a fair amount of street parking if you are a good parallel parker, but it fills up quickly, especially during peak class hours (9am-2pm, Mon-Thurs).
College Junior 2012-08-16T01:07:42Z
Appeals Work – I asked for money and they give me 10,000 more dollars. Yet, this year they gave 2000 dollars less than they did last year.
College Junior 2012-08-16T01:05:24Z
Go Above and Beyond... for the Most Part – They are really nice and well do some big favors for you. But with a continuing rodent problem, I wish they would try harder to fix the issue.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T07:00:23Z
Anthropology Majors – Anthro majors have it good AND bad. We have the longest thesis length requirement and it requires multiple research methods. It's not as difficult as writing a thesis on a hard science or math, but it requires a lot of time. The professors are great and I feel like there was at least one professor that we would get to know on a personal level and not just professor/student. That was good, especially when it came to asking for grad school and job recommendations. Discussions during class were always really deep, there wasn't a class I attended where multiple aspects were introduced by myself or classmates. It always feels like the professor is teaching and learning as well since it's a discussion between the professor and the students. Most classes are made up of about 15 students, so lectures are rare. Anthropology classes were always intense in a way that forced you to look at yourself, I can say that I loved almost everyone one of my anthro classes (which is why i majored in it) because it challenged the way I thought about myself and the world.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T06:50:43Z
I will never regret attending Bryn Mawr. I will always feel a connection to this school long after I've left. I just graduated and I already miss the place. The food, the discussions, the late night studying with friends, studying period (lol), just knowing that I won't be going back next Fall makes me sad. It was a great experience. There were times when I wanted to quit and go to a "normal" school, but going to crazy parties off-campus, I was ALWAYS happy to go home to Bryn Mawr. I'm glad it's not a party school because it forced me to get off campus, be adventurous in Philadelphia and it gave me a quiet place to come home to. Many Haverford students don't get off campus very often because they have everything on campus (i.e. parties). I'm definitely a different woman after attending Bryn Mawr, I've built my confidence and I've also been humbled in many ways. It takes a strong person to attend and survive Bryn Mawr and while there are students who transfer every year, there are many of us who stay because we love it. In fact, sometimes even the transfers miss Bryn Mawr and come back to visit. It's definitely not for everyone, but it was for me.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T06:37:06Z
Internships? Two! I had two internships through Bryn Mawr during my Junior and Senior years. Both were off-campus and were substitutes for my work-study, but both experiences were amazing. I worked with two separate nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia typically two days a week for about 6 hours a day. During one internship, I prepared taxes for low-income residents of Philadelphia and for the other I worked at a refugee/immigrant services nonprofit as a program assistant. I was paid for my work because it was part of my work-study, but I'm not sure how other internships work on or off-campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T06:31:10Z
Guys & Girls:
Guys? How Do I Put This? Well we all know Bryn Mawr is a women's college. However, you will not be deprived of men--even if you try. Bryn Mawr has close and really personal ties to Haverford and Swarthmore, which is a good thing when you want a larger variety of classes and parties to go to. With Haverford being a 10-min Blue Bus ride away, Bryn Mawr students and Haverford students are constantly taking classes at the other institution. Don't get too excited about the Haverford guys though, they're special in their own way. The thing that kind of sucks about Bryn Mawr is the fact that we talk about Haverford guys to people who don't go here and girls who are thinking of going here to show them that we're not male-deprived (and we're not), but in real life, we don't deal with Haverford guys THAT much (aside from parties). On a regular day, we actually don't even pay attention to them even when they're on our campus, unless it's someone we know. Just know that there are social stigmas for all three campuses, but mainly between Haverford and Bryn Mawr because we deal with each other more often.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T06:15:03Z
A Suburb – Bryn Mawr is a suburb, so nothing really goes on outside of campus. Friends and I've have walked into town at 3am to get food without anything happening more times than I can count. It's a really quiet area, you see cop cars driving around pretty often, so it feels pretty safe.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-21T06:11:50Z
Being on the east coast, you expect cold weather and snow. For the past four years, the weather has varied during the winter. This past winter we hardly got any snow at all. But overall, if you dress well, the weather won't be too much of a hassle. Snow-days come far and few between (only occurring if the professor can't make it to campus - so pray that your prof. doesn't live ON campus).
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