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Reviews 313 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has a small, close-knit community and everyone there is very welcoming and inviting.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Bryn Mawr is a school that you will either love or hate. After finishing my freshman year, I have found that academically I really love it here. The professors are great and truly care about you. I needed some letters of recommendation for a summer program and it was really awesome to get my letters from my esteemed professors rather than TAs. But socially, I really don't like it. There are not many activities on campus that interest me and there are not many events that go on. The town is also very quiet which can get very mundane.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Dorm life is where it's at. Very few people live off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everyone rarely eats off campus. If anything, we'll order from Campus Corner.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Psafe officers are friends. They have brought alcohol to underage parties before. They just make sure everyone is safe, they don't care about drinking or noise or climbing on roofs or anything. Psafe is the best.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very few actual parties at Bryn Mawr. If you want to party, you go to Haverford for the night, which is good, because you don't wake up to puke everywhere. Buses run late enough to bring you to and back from parties.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Haffner is my favorite, but Erdman is good too. Always something new and good of vegetarians or vegans. Dining halls close too early for my liking, but Uncommon is open for snacks (that cost money) or ordering from Campus Corner (again, money).

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm are incredible. Beautiful and the dorm life is great. Almost everyone lives in dorms. Rooms are spacious and roommate selection worked out perfectly for me.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are absolutely superb at Bryn Mawr. Even the smallest dorms are more roomy than average dorms at most colleges. In the average dorm, a student will have a walk-in closet either to themselves, or with a roommate, a fireplace, and a window seat. Heating is excellent, and each dorm is clean and well-kept. All dorms are right on campus except for one. This year, my furthest class has been a five minute walk from my dorm.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: If you're an all star student, then make an appeal to get more aid. If not, don't bother.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Rarely complained about it. Sometimes lacked variety. Special dinners/lunches were a nice highlight and pretty frequent.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The town of Bryn Mawr has a lot of cute shops and restaurants. Overall fine selection, but Philly is way more interesting.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We're a D3 school. If you're here for a ra-ra athletics kind of community, it's not really here. We emphasize /scholar/ athletes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The Self Government Association does an excellent job at bridging the communication and power between students and administrators. I've noticed that there is no clear way to identify situations where students are held accountable and should be the ones delineating action and when the administration should which cause tension.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The English major gave me a lot of flexibility with the areas on literature and writing that I was interested in. I loved taking classes for fun and actually have it count towards my degree. INTENSIVE READING for most 200 level and 300 levels

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Professors had lots of office hours and were always available through appointment. Collaborators is a good way to describe them. They push you to your limits and help you produce excellent work.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was everything I wanted. I developed academically and personally. I feel like a stronger person and someone who will forever be deeply connect to Bryn Mawr through the alumni network.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: girls at bmc are usually hipster chic (urban outfitters, high waisted jeans, etc). Having the tri-co makes it easier to find people if that's what you're interested in. I personally wasn't really concerned.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: What you make of it. If you like chill hang out, BMC is great. If you want a crazy party, take the Blue Bus to Haverford or Swarthmore. Go to Philly.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: BMC is on the mainline which is populated by old, rich, white people. Thus, barely any crime. Campus safety is on top of things on campus since it's pretty small.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: We don't have greek life and it's the best.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is definitely a "type" or a few different types of students who really truly love Bryn Mawr. The professors are amazing, classes are really awesome. Definitely not a typical college experience, for some it works for others not so much.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are not that big here.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The town seems to close early. Not much to do in town

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is great but no one goes to games

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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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