Hi everyone, I know you all LOVE these types of posts, but it's coming down to crunch time in regards to making decisions and I really need some input.
Long story short, I got into Smith last week and had my heart set on going there, and honestly I did not even think I stood a chance at Bryn Mawr. This weekend I found out I got in and now I'm completely torn between the two. Smith needs a decision by Thursday, I visited Bryn Mawr today, and hopefully on Wednesday I will visit Smith as well. I've been researching both schools since I was a junior in high school through CC, student reviews, visits, and college guidebooks, so trust me when I say I've done some pretty thorough research already! I've read all the threads about the differences between all the seven sisters schools, but I would like to know some basic things about Bryn Mawr.
A little about me: I'm planning on doing a Psych/Gender Sexuality double major, but I'm also interested in the Neural and Behavioral sciences concentration and the Growth and Structure of Cities program. I really would love to do study abroad even though I'll be a transfer, which according to the Smith CC boards seems to be something quite a few transfers there had to forgo. I'm currently at college in Philly so I know the basics of getting around the city, but have had no support in finding internships and such, which is something I hope that I can find at BMC. Any info on these academic aspects of the college would be great!
Obviously I know no one can tell me where to go, but I would like some input about how transfers tend to fit in socially and academically at BMC. I had a tour today with a girl who seemed to fit in exceptionally well and was very happy with her decision, and I just want to know if this seems to be a resounding feeling or not. Mostly, I'm worried about the social aspect. I know all colleges are fairly cliquey, but I really would prefer if people did not ONLY stick to their cliques, or at least had some involvement with people outside of one normal social circle. Another thing I'm concerned about is boys - but not in the way you may think. I'm actually concerned that the Bi-Co consortium may be TOO strong - I actually like the idea of the classes being predominantly at my "home school", and predominantly women, so my main question is do you think there is TOO much pressure put on students to cross register at Haverford? I really really do not want to feel like social and academic life revolves around another school, and I look forward to a really small intimate all women's environment after the year I've spent at a large co-ed "party school" - so what type of social life should I expect?