- Class: Sophomore
- Major: History
- Gender: F
- High School: Shoreham-Wading River High School
- Transfer Student: N
Bryn Mawr really is a great place, and I honestly love it with all my heart. I get all the time, "OMG Whyyyy are you at a women's college?!?!" but it really doesn't phase me. One of the greatest things about Bryn Mawr is its relationship with nearby Haverford. Granted, the schools were closer before Haverford started admitting females, but they still share a lot of academic programs, and most social offerings on the campuses are open to all students. I always try to explain how great it is living with women. Honestly, my guy friends who live at Haverford are FILTHY! I love them to death, but I would HATEEEE their mess. Bryn Mawr is just WAY cleaner. And have you checked out our dorms? There is NO way to go wrong...you will ALWAYS live in a castle...with its own cleaning people! My housekeeper last year actually found us bowls to mix Jello in (for Jello shots, although I'm not sure she knew that) The staff, faculty, and administration are GREAT, and go above and beyond for us. President Vickers (the now-retired President from last year) and I had a great relationship...she frequently commented on how much she loved my ballet flats. Its such a small school that you CAN have relationships like that, even with the College President!
Where to begin? Well, Bryn Mawr was founded to be academically equal to its brother school, Princeton. Now, I'm not claiming that Bryn Mawr is ANYWHERE near Princeton in any way. But suffise to say, its tough. How tough depends on your major of course, and how well you really want to do. If B's are ok for you, it may be a breeze. But don't expect straight As. It probably wont happen, not until your junior year if at all. A lot of people say they NEED to go abroad, to escape the academic rigor and the social scene. I don't really know if thats true, so far, BMC is working for me! We're not competitive at all, only with ourselves. We honestly do NOT discuss grades. It just doesnt happen, seriously. And, its great...sometimes you want to know how everyone else is doing, but you can kinda get and idea without flat out going "Whadya get??" Bryn Mawr is about learning for learnings sake. Its such a nuturing environment, even if it is insanely intense
Ok, so Bryn Mawr is a hella expensive school. Most people here are, therefore, hella rich. But I wouldn't say that about myself, or my friends, and the Financial Aid office is GREAT, guarenteeing to meet 100% of demonstrated need. I know a ton of people here on full academic scholarship, through the Posse program. I think some BMC students try to act "richer" than they are, if you get my drift...perhaps by trying to dress snazzier, or tending to have their nose in the air. I think BMC can be very classist sometimes. Everyone is really accepting of people different from themselves. We have some problems with race, but I think its from general ignorance. Any other times there are problems on campus, its because we are incredibly outspoken (and somtimes stubborn) women. We hold fast to our beliefs, which are overwhelmingly left. Mawrtyrs for Obama is huge on campus, although the Bi-Co Students for Hillary group held some huge events which hundreds attended. I once heard someone describe College Republicans as "a support group"
The Best Things
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The Worst Things
Theres no boys