Bryn Mawr College Visit Report by Backtothestars

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

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - I had a fabulous interview experience at Bryn Mawr. The admissions people are very nice. The only thing I would change is that she didn't leave me any time to ask her questions about the school.

Campus Tour: Yes - I enjoyed the tour- probably the biggest reason was because it was small due to the time of year. Tour guide was very helpful, covered everything, including Bryn Mawr's wonderful traditions.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I didn't get to meet that many people because everyone was just leaving for winter break, but the people that I did meet were really nice.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Everyone at the admissions office was so helpful and the admissions person that I interviewed with was really awesome and not at all intimidating.



Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
It's a nice campus. All the buildings look like castles and they've got a lot of trees and other shrubbery.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I only got to see a single room, but it was pretty nice. Plenty of space.



Security/Safety:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
I didn't notice that many emergency boxes around campus.



Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
An excellent campus that must be amazingly beautiful in the spring and summer when all the flowers are in bloom.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good




City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Villanova is right next door, along with another college that I can't remember the name of. The town looks very nice, typical small college town.

Campus Visit Notes for Bryn Mawr College


Visit Description:

I arrived at Bryn Mawr and had my interview first. The building that houses admissions is very pretty and reminded me a lot of the houses on Boathouse Row in Philly. The room that I waited in was also pretty nice- the secretary had some classical music on and there was coffee in there as well. I settled in and waited for a good twenty minutes (always be early!) before my interviewer came out.
The interview was really great. I've had a few other interviews already and I can say I liked Bryn Mawr's the best. My interviewer seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and permitted me to tell her about my extracurricular experiences for quite a while. The quesitons that she asked me were easy (at least to me) and I left feeling confident. The only thing that I wish I could change is the fact that she announced that we were finished before I'd gotten to ask any questions about the school. I was a bit annoyed about this just because I'd prepared a whole list of questions. I asked a couple of them as we were walking back out.
Next was the tour- it was a bit of a rainy day and it was cold, so the campus looked a bit dreary and intimidating. My tour guide was very helpful and pointed out a lot of cool stuff on campus. She also explained the school's traditions, such as May Day, which seem unique and fun.
Overall, I think I had a good experience at Bryn Mawr. The campus is very nice and the admissions people were helpful, and I definitly wouldn't mind visiting again.