Bryn Mawr College Visit Report by Allyscribit

Visit to Bryn Mawr College in April 2007 by Allyscribit
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since September 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - My interviewer put me at ease immediately. Conversation topics included my passions, my high school, my rigor of schedule, why I liked Bryn Mawr, the idea of a woman's college, and the Honor Code

Campus Tour: Yes - I missed the tour, and so they called down a private tour guide to take us around. She was very well-informed and friendly. My only complaint was that we did not get to see a dorm room.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Everyone was polite and full of smiles. On our tour, people would stop to wave. This is a limited perspective though, because I only met a few students.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The staff was accomodating and not at all snappy. The professors with whom I met were very friendly, and they were full of useful information about my department and the school in general.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The buildings are all gorgeous castles, except for one black building. The greenery is abundant and lovely. I was not crazy about all the hills, but that's just personal taste.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There are safety buttons all over the campus along the paths, attached to every light post.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The highlight for me was a train station five minutes from the school, useful for getting home since freshmen can't have cars.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Though the neighborhood immediately around Bryn Mawr is nice, it goes right onto a major highway.

Campus Visit Notes for Bryn Mawr College


Visit Description:

While I was there, I met with two Classics professors. They were both helpful, and gave me important insight. I highly recommend doing that. The professors are all easy to get in touch with on the Bryn Mawr website, and everyone I spoke to was glad to answer questions. My interviewer also seemed impressed that I had taken the initiative to do that, an added bonus.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

We stayed at the Comfort Inn at King of Prussia. The Continental Breakfast was nice, but there was nothing to do and the fitness center only had three machines.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

We ate at Red Lobster and The Cheesecake Factory. The Cheesecake Factory was nice, but there was a forty minute wait. We also ordered from Michael's Deli, and it was decent.