Bryn Mawr, PA
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Reviews 502 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: There's even laptop lending program for students in need. It's awesome.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Bryn Mawr is probably one of the most diverse college around. International students made up of about 25% of the student population.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have no Greek Life and we are a perfect community the way we are

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2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's not enough night life around. But we study a lot anyway.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings sure are mostly pretty old but that what makes living in these dorms so special. It also doesn't mean that the facility is bad. It looks old outside but totally modern inside. Residential life is great with the Honor Code and residential life assistants too.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school did a great job processing financial aid. Only thing is that no one likes loan, otherwise I would have rated best!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are certainly many athletes around but the school is so diverse and academia is such a big part in every student's life that athletic is just one of those things happen on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel very comfortable with the policy and strictness. I really think they are strict on things that are important to the community and lenient on area where students can take care of themselves.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's really safe on campus and even in town. I feel safe even when walking alone on an empty street at night.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I would be much happier if the winter here is just one month shorter than it usually is. Snow in March is ridiculous! Other than that, autumn foliage and even the first snow in November/December is beautiful.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are only a few restaurants around but they offer a variety of food from Japanese to Mexican to Indian. It is pretty costly to dine out though because there's not a lot of competition between the restaurant they usually charge pretty high.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a very nice and beautiful town to live in but there isn't a whole lot of thing to do around the town accept for grocery shopping, a few restaurants and Starbucks. Good thing is Philly is only 25 minutes train away so there's always a getaway option.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is a joke.. Campus crime is not too bad, maybe a stolen laptop here or there when left unwatched in the library.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Classes are hard! I am an English major and challenged every day. Workload is A LOT! Don't expect to always finish all of your homework.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The train will be your savior, and the blue bus will get you around between the three campuses.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of the apartment buildings around Bryn Mawr say that they don't allow college students, but there are a lot of apartments/houses to rent in Bryn Mawr/Haverford/Swarthmore/all around these areas, so don't worry.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Weed is very noticeable on campus, people will smoke in the dorms. Other than that, you won't hear too much about other drugs unless you are actively looking for it yourself (which if you are, it's mostly pretty easy to find, whatever it is you're looking for). Alcohol is a big thing at Bryn Mawr, especially during Traditions! If you don't drink, IT IS OKAY! We will still love you!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You have to hound the people in the financial aid office to make sure it's all done correctly.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a lot of leniency with drugs/alcohol, you won't get in trouble unless you make it very obvious that you are doing something you should not be doing! Campus is very strict on parking, you will get so many parking tickets you will scream if you don't pay attention to where to park. Honor code is held very highly at Bryn Mawr, it may sound crazy, but one day you too will be strict about the honor code!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms may be a little small when you're an underclassmen, but it gets better! The least strict of housing is Radnor and the most strict is Brecon.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you want to be a part of a sport and make it a large part of your life, you can easily do that!

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life and we tend to look at other Greek life (such as swarthmore/haverford) as non-progressive, sexist boys.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some great choices along Lancaster, but you'll eventually get sick of the same things; you can take the train to venture even further though!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school boasts a great amount of diversity in the student body, yet the faculty is not as diverse; this has been addressed recently though and the school is looking for more diverse professors to bring to Bryn Mawr.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are very few parties on campus, which I like because I do not drink nor do drugs. There are a few bars on the main line, but not that many clubs. For real entertainment, people usually go into Philadelphia.


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Kaitlin Menza
New Brunswick, NJ
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Like any highly-rated liberal arts college, Bryn Mawr provides a stellar education to a vibrant student body on a campus so beautiful that sometimes it looks surreal. During the school year, especially in the dead of winter, it is easy to overlook these tremendous offerings and instead focus on the massive amount of work, as it contrasts to what can seem like a dearth of social opportunities. These are the times where some freshmen consider transferring.

Traditions help lighten the mood on campus, and despite what seems to be stress oozing out of every pore, most students manage to do a lot more than just handle their school work-though everyone agrees that academics is a priority. In the end, students are most proud of their academic work, but also fond of the school and experiences that they had here. Mawrters come to Bryn Mawr to benefit from the faculty and coursework the school is known for. Some women find the lack of boys on campus difficult to adjust to, or they find the general smallness of the campus undesirable, but in the end, most stay for the same reason they came: academics. When it's over, few look back on the decision with regret.

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