Bryn Mawr College Visit Report by gonzo lux

Visit to Bryn Mawr College in June 2006 by gonzo lux
(Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since October 26 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - This was my first interview, so I was a bit nervous. The interviewer was the head of international admissions (I'm not international). She was very friendly and invited my parents in at the end for questions. By the end, I was not stressed at all.

Campus Tour: Yes - I went during the summer, and I believe I might have been the only visitor on that day. I received my own tour guide, who showed me campus. She even pointed out the college President who just happened to be walking around! The facilities were older usu


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I did go in the summer, so the students I met all worked in admissions. The three I did meet were incredibly nice.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everyone was so helpful and kind. They provided water and coffee. They also patiently listened to me while I tried to navigate on the way there.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There was some construction, but that is just a sign of progress. As I said before, many of the buildings are older, but I mean national historic landmark old, not 70s. The quad is gorgeous!



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All the buildings I went were clean. The buildings were very well maintainted.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The dorms were huge! They have wooden floors! 70% are singles according to admissions. Some even had stained glass windows. (NOTE: most of the dorms don't have a/c but it is in PA)



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
This was perhaps the poshest town I had ever been too. I didn't even see a gas station for miles. The whole area was upscale residential and more colleges.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I really loved this campus!


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There were no shops to squander your money on, but the surrounding area was beautiful. I'm talking mansion after mansion.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I actually visited family for a week about 15 minutes away in King of Prussia, so I saw the whole area. I really liked it a lot. There was tons of history.

Campus Visit Notes for Bryn Mawr College


Visit Description:

I must say the libray for Classics was particularly wonderful! Check out the fountain that Katherine Hepburn supposedly broke while skinny dipping! Look for Athena, their pagan goddess (it's a big inside joke).

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

I stayed with family

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Unfortunately I don't recall any names

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

I didn't see much parking, I am almost positive that freshman cannot have cars