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Bryn Mawr, PA
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$42,246
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Nightlife: Brownies is pretty fun, but they card pretty hard. Make friends with a Villanova student to find out the bars on the Main Line that are easy on IDs. Roache's almost never cards and can be fun when it fills up with lots of `Fords and other students. Often, though, Roache's is just filled with old men. I've heard the bartender is also pretty cute.

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Nightlife: There are basically no parties on campus. You must go to Villanova or Penn for parties. Don't bother going to Haverford. It's really no better. There is one awesome party a year at Radnor that everyone goes to.

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Nightlife: Parties on Bryn Mawr's campus are usually small and kind of dim. Parties at Haverford and Swarthmore are a little livelier, but if you are expecting throngs of people, kegs everywhere, loud music, and dancing, you have the wrong idea of the party scene. It is more quiet and controlled.

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Nightlife: If you're looking for a crazy party school, this isn't the one. I have no complaints about the parties, though. They are what you make of them. That goes for the entire Bryn Mawr social scene. If you're complaining about it, you're probably not trying very hard.

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Nightlife: Parties don't exist much on campus. The campus is safer and quieter because of this. Nearby schools with parties include Haverford, Nova, Swarthmore, St. Joe's, and Penn. Manayunk, as well as Philly itself, has pockets of bars and nightlife that are good. Any of the fun restaurants have great bars, particularly Alma de Cuba, Pasion, and Cuba Libre. Philly cards fairly strictly, but everyone knows the few places that don't. Avoid Main Line bars if of age, as they are a haven for underage college locals.

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Nightlife: There's not much partying on campus. If you don't make it in with a Haver-boy, it doesn't seem that you'll be doing a lot of coed stuff, unless you're outgoing at a Bi-Co party. Most of my friends go to Woody's on Wednesdays because it's 18-and-older night. There are also Khyber and Northstar bars, where a lot of good concerts play, and the Trocadero in Philadelphia.

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Nightlife: Mawrters don't usually have big parties. It sucked freshman year when my friends at other campuses were talking about the huge fun party weekends they had at their schools. Eventually, I realized that going off campus to party gave me a more varied social life. Making the effort to get off campus can be a pain and expensive, but I am more satisfied with my social life now than my friends at party schools who are bored with the same beer parties every weekend.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus attract a lot of neighboring schools. Parties are very coed. Parties on other campuses are also easy to get to by the Blue Bus, which is run by the college and free.

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Nightlife: Bryn Mawr doesn't have a lot of parties, but the big parties are always good ones. Rhodes and Radnor Halloween parties are always a good time, and Brecon Prom is not to be missed. I don't recommend going to Club Egypt in Philly.

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Nightlife: Parties on campus sort of need improvement. Radnor throws the best parties. I also think Haffner will throw excellent parties this year-be sure to check them out! When I want to find a good party, though, I usually head over to Swarthmore, Villanova, or Penn. Stay away from Haverford! There is one, and only one, good party there all year, `Around the World,' which takes place during the first week of classes, I believe on a Thursday night. Philly offers many good clubs, but many of them are 21 and over. A good bar that does not check IDs is Roache's.The Grog is full of Villanova students.

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Nightlife: Big parties at Bryn Mawr, Rhodes Halloween, and most Radnor parties are good; otherwise, I go to Haverford for Drinkers, Yarnall, or Llyod parties. Penn is supposed to be pretty good, too.

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Greek Life: Bryn Mawr is its own Greek life, if you choose to accept it. Occasionally, we go to Swat for frat parties.

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Greek Life: We have no sororities here. We have Traditions, which are based on classical themes like Athena. All classes have a color and are presented lanterns. The Traditions are amazing and unifying experiences. We celebrate May Day, complete with Maypole dancing and cotton candy.

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Greek Life: At Bryn Mawr we have Traditions. These are events held throughout the year which serve as a common point for everyone in the school, from freshmen to administration to alumni, bringing girls from every year together. Some are more liked than others, with May Day and Hell Week being favorites.

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Greek Life: Every day is like one big Greek picnic, minus the obnoxious guys and plus some obnoxious girls.

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Greek Life: We have no sororities. Our Traditions help make us more cohesive socially, and in some respects, the entire campus is like one giant sorority. The Traditions are a wonderful experience that make for great memories, and it's amazing how emotionally involved you can become when you receive your lantern or sing goodbye to the seniors at May Day. It's like having a couple hundred sisters to fight with and love.

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Greek Life: We sing in Greek. We have cool Traditions. They make Bryn Mawr what it is. Hell Week binds the campus together. Don't be a tool and sit out of the Traditions.

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Greek Life: Traditions are the heart of Bryn Mawr. The four major ones, as well as all the minor ones, all make a unique and close-knit school unlike any other.

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Greek Life: This is a women's college, and Bryn Mawr, with its traditions and camaraderie among the student body, often feels like one big sorority. If you want to see frat boys, you can take a short trip to Penn or Villanova. Swarthmore even has two frats on campus.

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Greek Life: BMC doesn't have sororities, but it does have many beautiful Traditions, including my favorite-May Day. It always takes place on the Sunday after classes end and before exams start. It gives everyone a chance to relax and lie on Merion Green, celebrating the achievements of the past academic year with music and games.

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Greek Life: Instead of sororities, we have Traditions, which, in a way, create one giant, all-inclusive sorority out of the entire student body. Traditions are wonderful and bring the college together in a way that nothing else can. They make new students feel included and loved from their first day here. At the end of the year, May Day provides a way for seniors to say goodbye before their actual graduation, which is really more for the benefit of the parents. Mawrters keep their lanterns their entire lives, and the most diehard atheists among us will still leave offerings at the statue of Athena for help in times of need.

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Greek Life: Traditions are one thing about BMC I wish I had known more about before making my decision-not that it is a bad thing. I just did not know it played as big a role in the student community as it does. The different Traditions seem to come at perfect times, because they are great reasons to try and forget about work, while bringing the campus together to bond. It is not as corny as it sounds, but it makes me feel good and remember another reason I am happy to be at Bryn Mawr.

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Drug Safety: There is none that I perceive. There is likely some recreational pot use, as there is at any university in the world. There is somewhat of a stronger drug culture at Swarthmore.

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Drug Safety: A lot of people smoke cigarettes and/or drink moderately. The only other drug I've seen is marijuana, but it's not too prevalent. On the other side, there are lots of people who rarely or never take any drugs, so you can stay away from drugs without feeling left out.

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Drug Safety: There wasn't much to notice until my last year or so, when people's `extracurricular activities' started drifting out into the halls. But there really isn't much of a scene.

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Kaitlin Menza
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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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