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Reviews 383 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is okay, but sports are basically not important here besides the PE requirement.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a variety of parties by different groups on campus so it is pretty fun.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The Deans and academic advisers have always been helpful in making sure that we are aware of the opportunities on campus from study abroad to internships etc.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is great diversity in sexual orientation and being mindful about the preferred pronouns of everyone on campus. We learn not to assume people's pronouns.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People have a great time with or without drinking.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Everywhere on campus there is always a campus safety number. One of the first thing emphasized to the first years at Bryn Mawr is to have the number of campus safety and to call them for literally anything.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are great, they each hold a symbolic value and facilities usually takes great care of it making sure that is clean and is a comfortable space to be a part of. The dorm I live in (Rock) has a home-like feel and the hallways are close but not too close so there is a social life available and easy to talk to anyone as they are always passing through the halls etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Bryn Mawr College does not have Greek Life. Bryn Mawr tries to foster a community that is noncompetitive and where the only competition is with ourselves.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at my school always show highlights of an athlete in any of the sports who have shown exemplary skills in anything in particular. The facilities always email us with upcoming events and also provide us with numerous ways we can stay active on campus!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Bryn Mawr College so far is great! There are multiple levels of members that are a part of the Dorm Leadership Team so someone is always available to help you in your dorm! They can help you from your social life to your academic life and that is amazing! The professors are very caring and easy to approach and the community itself is very nurturing!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: You get to know people in your major because there are usually only three or four classes each semester in any field, which creates a great learning environment. Some professors are semi-famous around campus for being really nice, inspiring, cute, or funny. The only bad professors I've met let the class go off topic too much, rather than were boring. Definite feel of a learning community in class, not just a bunch of people taking notes next to each other.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are field-oriented job fairs a lot in the spring and emails literally every day about research, internship, summer, or full-time employment opportunities. Seniors ring the bell in the clock tower when they have a job or grad school lined up and the bell rings a whole lot

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms have cultures to them to varying degrees, room draw is stressful, but is intuitive so everyone can choose their roommates, rooms, and neighbors. Brecon is hardcore nerds, bless them. Radnor are intimidatingly cool, they go hard. Merion is like normal Brecon, more idly into pop culture. Denbigh is moderately quiet, lots of athletes. Fun fact, those two are insulated with horse hair and therefore suuuuper flammable. The Pems and Rock are just central living, although Rock is both beautiful and super confusing. Rhoads is beautiful like Hogwarts, overlooking a hill and pond, very quiet. Erdman has a dining hall, looks like the set for post-apocalyptic Hamlet, and is full of chill people. New Dorm is new, also has an (inferior) dining hall.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The gym is amazing, even for non-student athletes, it has a mess of treadmills and ellipticals, and weight machines that are calibrated for someone who is 5'4" rather than 6' like most machines (D^p). The varsity athletes care a lot about what they do, and like the athletic staff and trainers.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The people here are super cool or ingenious or crazy in every possible way. Being small enough that you know most people's faces makes campus social life feel like an endless web. Customs (your hall group with mentors as a first year) and hell families (a tradition like big and littles but better in every way) connect everyone so that you're never too far from a friend. There are some huge parties every year (Radnor Halloween, East v. West) but solid parties can be found in either the Pems, Radnor, Rock, and Batten most weekends. Swat/Haverford/UPenn classes are pretty easy to take, but it just makes you miss the Mawr. New classes are introduced frequently that study interesting topics, like terrorism and counterterrorism, treatment of the sex act in cinema, and the significance of food in East Asian cultures. Classes are typically 20-30 students witch some much smaller. So many a capella groups and theatre projects, our sports teams don't win a lot but they all love each other so much. It's joining a cult, you'll love it.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Few parties on campus. Going into Philly is the best option for good club scenes, and is relatively easy to get to using public transportation or calling a cab. To go to parties nearby, the best options are for parties on other campuses nearby.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Few parties on campus. There's one major one called East vs. West, which students from other schools come to, as well. For those who want parties more frequently, there's always one or two on a different nearby campus that students can get into.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The profs are excellent, as is the curriculum. Registration can be difficult at times, but becomes easier as you get to know the system. The workload depends on the prof, but is generally manageable.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a wide variety in terms of diversity. However, if you fall into the majority in terms of political, religious, and/or sexual orientation, you are often less accepted. (Ie.: A white, christian, heterosexual female would not necessarily feel as if her voice was heard.)

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students use alcohol, but there's no peer pressure to do so. The policies are there to make sure no one gets hurt, but other than safety are somewhat lenient.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety is involved the perfect amount in student life. They don't care if you smoke or drink as long as you aren't being dangerous about it. They generally care about the well being of the students and do their best to accommodate. I've never seen them write a ticket or citation. The most common offense is smoking in the dorms which is taken pretty seriously because the dorms are flammable.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors almost all go by their first names. They are very approachable and are willing to meet with you. A lot of them are looking for undergraduates to help them with research too. Class sizes are almost always smaller than average; they're probably about 10-15 students on average but some of the entry level math and science courses can be as large as 50 students. Professors are all very interested in their course material and encourage students to ask questions and engage in class discussions of the material.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network is large and helpful though having a "liberal arts" degree can be a bit less practical than a school that offers majors that streamline students into the corporate world. A lot of students will pursue graduate school after graduation. the career center is active on campus and tries their best to reach out to students. The school is small though so it doesn't funnel students into jobs that are particularly well known as far as I can tell. The name of the school alone will help with some applications though.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's usually pretty easy to get a single starting your sophomore year. All the dorms are less than a ten minute walk from all the academic buildings which is really convenient. The Pems, Radnor, and Rock provide more of a social scene and can be louder on the weekends. Denbigh is where a lot of the athletes live and it is generally clean and quiet. Merion doesn't have the best bathrooms but is quiet and generally has an okay community with some die hard Merions. Haffner is now called New Dorm, and it has super sweet amenities, all singles and air conditioning but is pretty far from the center of campus. Erdman is nice because it's attached to the dining hall but the inside is pretty depressing looking and it's almost always silent. Rhoads is on the perimeter of campus but isn't too bad of a walk from anything, it's generally highly sought after during room draw. Brecon is WAY from the center of campus (relative to the size of campus) but the community is probably the best.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have greek life on campus.

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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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