|By lauren walker on Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 11:21 am: Edit|
Does anyone know any information regarding this school? I will gratefully appreciate it.
|By Cate Hancock on Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 04:37 pm: Edit|
I am a Bryn Mawr graduate and would like to answer any questions you have. What would you like to know?
|By lauren walker on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 08:04 pm: Edit|
How is the diversity on Bryn Mawr Campus? Is it really a school full of female brainiacs? I don't know if I could take the academic pressure.
|By Andrea909 (Andrea909) on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 - 06:59 pm: Edit|
I have just been waitlisted by Bryn Mawr and now I'm in the process of trying to find out how much I really want to go there. I haven't even visited! This is quite a confusing time. Besides being waitlisted at Bryn Mawr I'm also waitlisted by Vassar and accepted at Drew U w/ a very generous financial aid package.If anyone has any comparison between Bryn Mawr & the others it would be greatly appreciated!!
|By Christine (Christine) on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 11:05 pm: Edit|
I've been trying to look at differences between drew and bryn mawr too. For me, bryn mawr gave me a better offer than drew, which i think was because i did a lot of visiting at bryn mawr and none at drew, so i think they really care about that. you should check it out, it's really pretty. the students there are really nice and so are the faculty. I'm not totally sure about it, but i think i'm going to go there
|By Andrea909 (Andrea909) on Monday, April 28, 2003 - 12:37 am: Edit|
Thanks for the advice, Christine. At first I was very attracted to Bryn Mawr but all the waiting they make you go through really forces you to like the schools you actually got into. Since I haven't done all that much to get off the list, I'm not so sure now. Plus my deposit's in and everything. This may sound stupid but I'm leaning toward security over high ranking and all those other amazing features the College has...
|By Ladyvamp (Ladyvamp) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 09:28 am: Edit|
I'm from the UK and thinking about studying at Bryn Mawr or Smith. Which do you think would be a better place to go?
Also I have to do the SAT I or the ACT although not the SAT II. I'm really worried about taking these exams as I don't know much abou them! what exactly do you have to do in these tests? which one do you think I should take the SAT I or ACT?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
|By Unmatchedsocks (Unmatchedsocks) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 06:09 pm: Edit|
Hi, Aisha! I am applying to the same colleges you are this year!
If you take and use the ACT, you do not need the SAT II.
|By Ladyvamp (Ladyvamp) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 10:31 am: Edit|
Well it's easy for you- you live in the US!
However, here in England we don't prepare for US College Admissions. So I guess I'm going to have to use the 'net for as much info about these exams as possible. Do you think it's easier to do the ACT or SAT I?
Also, could you please, please explain to me how these exams work (how they are graded, whether they are multiple choice etc)
Any info would be appreciated,
|By Starbucksfreak (Starbucksfreak) on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 10:37 pm: Edit|
Any first hand info from hopeful applicants, current students or alums? My daughter and I are looking at the possibility of her going to BWC but majoring in the Linguistics program through Swarthmore. Any perspectives on this combination? She is uneasy about the multiple college concept, wondering if it fragments campus life. I'm thinking it just expands it, making it more interesting (plus adding guys to the mix!) I appreciate the help! Thanks!
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit|
I have just sent in my ED II application for Bryn Mawr and am nervous and borderline insane. With massive amounts of winter break homework due tomorrow, as well as finals next week, I should be working my butt off. However, I can't concentrate on anything except that I will know of my decision in 4 weeks (and that I have an interview in 2). What can I do at this point to maybe increase my chances (to have a great interview) and if I get deferred (which is what I hope will at least happen.) Bryn Mawr is my first choice - as crazy as it sounds, I don't think I can be as happy anywhere else, despite all the "it's not the end of the world" speeches everyone gives me.
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit|
Just relax! The ball is in their court now, there's nothing more that you can do (besides the interview). It is hard to believe, but it's not the ONLY place you can be happy. The more you think about getting in or not getting in or getting deferred the crazier you'll drive yourself- enjoy your senior year! As for the interview, just be honest and I'm sure you'll show them that Bryn Mawr is truly your first choice. Do you know who your interviewer is yet? Be sure to get one of their cards so you can write a thank-you letter if you want. Are you taking a tour? Where are you from?
Good luck and best wishes!
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 01:35 pm: Edit|
Thank you, and congrats! Yeah, I'm being overly dramatic by saying that that BMC's the only place I'll be happy at. The post-application jitters are beginning to cease. Yes, I know who my interviewer will be, and I'm in the San Francisco area. It's weird... after you press the submit button you begin to suddenly doubt yourself and your qualifications as a candidate.
Thanks again, and take care!
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 02:00 pm: Edit|
Yes, as soon as I dropped my envelope in the mail the same thing happened to me Who will your interviewer be?
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 05:41 pm: Edit|
I have an interview on the 18th with Madeleine Santiago. I have done relatively well in interviews with other colleges, but I'm already feeling the nervousness take over at the moment. How was your interview?
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 07:20 pm: Edit|
I'm not sure who Ms. Santiago is. My interviewer was Theresa Valdes, she was really friendly and really nice, as was everyone that I met! You said you are from CA- are you having an interview with an alumna/representative or are you visitin campus?
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 - 03:08 pm: Edit|
I'm having an interview with an alumna in the area. I have yet to visit the campus, but I intend to do so in a couple weeks. I hear (and have seen in photos) that the campus is extremely gorgeous. Someone told me that an interview can really boost your chances with Bryn Mawr because they are looking for a certain "type" of girl. Would you agree?
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit|
Yes, the campus is beautiful... and the three times that I have been there it was all the winter time, so I can hardly imagine how beautiful it will be come Spring time Yes, I think you're right about the interview, and it will show with what questions they ask. And on that note, I think you should have no reason to be nervous
|By Stonecold316 (Stonecold316) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 04:21 am: Edit|
starbucksfreak: hmm... i wish i could help you with your question. i THINK your daughter can major at swat but live at bryn mawr... i mean, it makes sense... they're all in the same consortium and bryn mawr should be able to understand "if we don't have the major she's looking for why not let her take the major at a school 3 minutes away..."
i hope she gets in! ever seen harry potter? bryn mawr's campus looks exactly like hogwart's school of wizardry.
luvvlise: hi again! just wondering, btw, what other schools did you apply to?
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 12:51 pm: Edit|
Starbucks, did you read my message on the Haverford 08 thread? Bryn Mawr students can defintely major at Swarthmore. I will be taking Intro to Linguistics and such at Swarthmore, hopefully the first semester, and I could very well also end up majoring at Swarthmore. If you go to Swarthmore's Linguistics Department page, you can read some of the Senior Theses, and I've read many by students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford (if not more than by Swarthmore).
Good luck and best wishes!
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit|
Hey Stonecold! I'm also applying to Smith (unthinkable reach, so I'm not really expecting anything), Mount Holyoke, and Sarah Lawrence. For safeties (which I will send in after Winter ED II decisions come out) I'm considering Hollins, Agnes Scott, and possibly Rosemont. They are all great schools that I will be OK with, just a part of me will be pretty heart-broken, but that is definitely the feeling everyone rejected from their first-choice would feel. I'm gonna try to keep up the optimism though, I had a good conversation with the Lacrosse coach, who seems to think I'm a strong candidate. But once again, congratulations I hope to join both you and Laceyski at BMC ::crosses fingers::
|By Stonecold316 (Stonecold316) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 04:20 am: Edit|
Luvvlise: well, although Smith is ranked one spot higher than bryn mawr on that stupid U.S. News and World Report thingie-mabobber this year, the magazine also said that Bryn Mawr is more selective than Smith. So, don't be so pessimistic about Smith =P
i'm surprised you're not applying to Mills or Scripps (aren't you from California?).
but none of that matters. GO TO BRYN MAWR!!! if you don't, i'll be very sad and have to eat a gallon of ice cream to drown my sorrows. we wouldn't want that!
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 03:33 pm: Edit|
Aye, out of all those wonderful women's colleges, Bryn Mawr stands first-choice! (In all our humble opinions). The only unappealing thing about Mills is that it's 10 minutes away from my house, which means it's 10 minutes away from constant motherly nagging (although I will miss her dearly when I'm 2500ish miles away from her, growing up's an important factor in the college experience.) My only reason for not looking into Scripps is that I used to drive 6 hours to L.A. every weekend (and there's a good CC debate somewhere about the L.A. smog) but the hills are literally hidden by pollution. Claremont, CA may be nice, but it's too close to the polluted city that has permanently traumatized me.
Smith seems to be an amazing school academically, but just isn't as appealing as Bryn Mawr (IMO) -- close to Philly, but still looks like Hogwarts school of wizardry, gorgeous dorms, free laundry, great community traditions and academics, etc. I'll be very sad if I can't join you guys too . It'll take several gallons of cookie dough ice cream to last me my first semester before hopefully being able to transfer in... by then they'll have to cart me in via whale-containing tank.
|By Stonecold316 (Stonecold316) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 07:17 pm: Edit|
Mills is very generous when it comes to giving money, though. they give money for just about anything! and ok, i don't think anybody would go to Scripps if it were just by itself, away from the Claremont Consortium, but their neighbours, Harvey Mudd, are the funniest people in the world that they override any amount of smog in L.A.
O gawd... SMITH... THERE ARE NO MEN AROUND SMITH!!!!!!! bryn mawr roxorz and kicks everyone's butts!!! i have a feeling about you though.. i think you'll get in... and if you don't... then well, they screwed up!
|By Laceyski08 (Laceyski08) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit|
Luvvlise- I just one of your messages on another post... all I can says is WOW to all your volunteer work! If Bryn Mawr doesn't accept you, I might start to question them... I think you're without out a doubt the type of student Bryn Mawr wants
|By Offbeat_Ophelia (Offbeat_Ophelia) on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 11:54 pm: Edit|
check it out! tours of the dorms. Just another sweet addition to the Bryn Mawr life ... very nice dorms (with all the studying, I guess it's nice to have a nice room to do it in)
good luck to you all, I'm an RD applicant. you all seem such successful ladies, those whose qualifications I have seen, and I'm sure the ones I haven't seen post stats are too.
|By Starbucksfreak (Starbucksfreak) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 12:39 pm: Edit|
Just toured this school, in conjunction with the interview, with my daughter earlier this week. This is truly a wonderful place, where anyone could fit in. Every person we spoke with emphasized respect for others, and the classrooms we looked into showed a roundtable of students sitting along with the professor, discussing issues in small classes of about 12 people. No lectures, but intimate discussion groups where the prof is your colleaugue. Really quite impressive. Needless to say, the dorms and food were top notch also. My d is much more interested in BMC after visiting than she was before - you know, the whole apprehension about attending a "woman's college". There were a good number of Haverford boys eating in the caf and hanging around the hallways with BMC girls from their classes. A lovely place with serious and committed students and professors - hugely recommend taking a close look a t this school!
|By Stonecold316 (Stonecold316) on Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 03:59 pm: Edit|
yeahhhh that's what i saw when i visited, too. i'm excited out of my mind. although... does anyone know what it takes for bryn mawr to rescind an early decision acceptance? i'm starting to worry because my teachers have been going insane (really, they have) , so my grades won't be as high as i had hoped. is their policy "maintain your GPA" or "maintain a B average"?
|By Offbeat_Ophelia (Offbeat_Ophelia) on Sunday, January 25, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit|
I would call them and ask about it! Seriously. I had a friend accepted at Duke early who was going to fail calculus because her teacher went berzerk on her; she called and explained and they were very nice about it and said since she called early to let them know about it they would excuse it, plus they said that they had admitted her for her talents in writing so her math wasn't so important. I'd call.
|By Nsh (Nsh) on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 06:46 pm: Edit|
Are most of the women supportive of one other at BMC--gay and straight alike?
|By Tipsygirlie (Tipsygirlie) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 02:09 pm: Edit|
i hate to rain on everyone's parade, but i attended bryn mawr for two months, and was MISERABLE. i was put all the way out in brecon (about a ten minute walk from everyone else, plus it was up and down about two stories of stairs), and i didnt meet very many friendly people who werent in my dorm (they seemed to put a lot of the outgoing frosh in the introverted dorm) for the whole time i was there. none of my friends ever wanted to go out and do anything, and to go to philly to hang out at penn, you either had to leave at about 11 30 to catch the train home, or pay about 35-40 bucks for a cab ride home. i was really upset because i had liked everyone i had met when i visited, but people just didnt seem to be very interested in a preppy boarding school girl from california. also, about half of the other frosh girls on my hall wanted to transfer when i left, early november. i know that at least one of them did (she was a lot like me). the work wasnt too bad, coming from a really difficult high school (deerfield academy); it was really just that people werent all that friendly, and haverford and swattie (and esp penn) really were a lot farther than it seems when you visit. anyways, i got really depressed, so i left quickly; it just wasnt worth staying. my former roomie loves it as do a few of the girls i know, so its the right place for some people, just not me. also, taking a year (which is what i decided to do after i left) was one of the best decisions i ever made. i currently work in a hard rock live music nightclub in san francisco, and i think that after how i was basically snubbed by a lot of the girls at bryn mawr who never bothered to get to know me, its been fantasic to work with people who are nothing like me but who think im cool for who i am. they were forced to give me more of a chance since i am a co-worker, but i think that more people really need to try to get to know people who arent like them. maybe the girls at bmc just assumed that i had to be a snob, but its totally not true! anyways, i think that it was partially just luck, but i should have checked out more about how friendly people are when i visited. but a note to all of you future mawrtyrs: just because a girl wears lilly doesnt mean shes a conservative pompous snob!
|By Luvvlise (Luvvlise) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit|
Tipsygirlie, that sounds terrible! BTW, I'm from the San Francisco area too. Do you think your experience had anything to do with the dorm you were put in? I visited Brecon and I could definitely see people there feeling socially isolated.
I'm excited to go to Bryn Mawr, and although academics is top priority, I am slightly scared of the difficult social life because I've been a fairly social person throughout high school. Any more experiences?
|By Valpal (Valpal) on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit|
Tipsy, two months is not a lot of time to allow for acclimation to a new environment. Perhaps you would have found your niche, had you stuck it out a bit longer. There is no perfect school for everyone. People transfer out of every college you can name for various reasons, many times, because the social climate is not to their liking. But there will always be others at that same institution who cannot imagine themselves anywhere else. On the live journal site linked above, there is a freshman poster who says that she loves it at Bryn Mawr. Whose point of view is more valid---Tipysygirl's or Scifi Addict's (AKA, Clair)? Neither. It's an individual thing. Luvlise, I would suggest that you not let any one person's opinion make or break your decision to attend Bryn Mawr. Try to contact as many current students as possible and get their take on the Bryn Mawr experience, then make your decision based on all the information you have and all your critera for "best fit".
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