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Am I a good fit for Bryn Mawr?

blueorchid95blueorchid95 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited January 2013 in Bryn Mawr College
Hello everyone, I am considering applying ED2 to Bryn Mawr. Can you guys chance and let me know whether Bryn Mawr is the right college for me?

I'm international.

My stats:
GPA: don't use the US GPA system but pretty solid in my country I think.
SAT: CR 670, M 790, W 760
SAT II: Math
EC: Leader/ founder of some community service projects working with disadvantaged children, organizer of some social events, entrepreneurship, tutoring. Many of them are related to people work.

Type of person:
Humanities, esp Psychology (which is shown in my recs as my teacher told me)
Like to do things in service and human development.
Gonna double major Economics & Psychology & maybe a minor in Math
Ambitious and studious. Strong character for a girl, very liberal, want to create changes, a bit unconventional and artistic.
(which are strongly shown in my recs and commonapp essay)

I don't party much and don't drink.
I want a non-preppy place with good diversity, where everyone is friendly, loves to study for the subjects not the grades, political and society-aware.
I like psy, but gonna go to business field. Therefore I look for a college with good alumni network and in a good location and reputation for business path.

Therefore, do you think Bryn Mawr is a good place for me? What do you think I should include in my why essay?
AND ONE LAST VERY IMPORTANT THING: My family's max contribution is only $8000, so can I have enough financial aid as an international at Bryn Mawr if I apply ED?

Thank you very much.
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Replies to: Am I a good fit for Bryn Mawr?

  • BlusteryDayLoverBlusteryDayLover Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Hi blueorchid95!

    From everything you've said, it sounds like you'd be right at home at Bryn Mawr. Obviously no one can tell you what school is right for you, but your description of yourself could be applied to a lot of women here. Bryn Mawr is a very diverse community, with women from all different backgrounds and from all over the world. There are few things that you could find common between all Bryn Mawr students, but as we like to say,

    "A Bryn Mawr woman is defined by a rare combination of personal characteristics:
    An intense intellectual commitment
    A purposeful vision of her life
    A desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world."

    As to the environment of Bryn Mawr, ask any Bryn Mawr student I guarantee they will tell you about the community. We have a very strong, supportive community at Bryn Mawr, and because of our social and academic Honor Codes (Honor Code Self-Government Association) we are able to sustain an atmosphere of high academic standards, without the cutthroat competition. That is what first drew me to Bryn Mawr--I wanted to be challenged academically, I didn't want to be competing against people who were suposed to be my friends.

    To speak specifically to going into business, I think Bryn Mawr is a great place to learn the confidence and self-assurance that business requires. I'm currently a senior, and I will be going into business as well, and the skills and behaviors I learned at Bryn Mawr are going to help me enormously.

    Bryn Mawr is very political, and very democratic, something to keep in mind. We were one of the most active college campuses in the recent election in terms of student volunteers, and we had a big viewing party for the election results. We also have a lot of social justice type clubs on campus, ranging from environmentalism, to activism, to civic engagement.

    In terms of your essay, I would suggest trying to convey what sets you apart. What is special about you? Just try to depict yourself as accurately and engagingly as possible. Vague advice, but hey.

    Finally, to speak to financial aid, Bryn Mawr is need blind, and they meet 100% of demonstrated need, so you only pay what you can. Bryn Mawr's financial aid is really remarkable.

    Hope that helped, I could ramble on about Bryn Mawr all day, so I figured I'd better stop eventually. Let me know if you have any more questions, and good luck on your application!

  • WinterflowerWinterflower Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hi blueorchid95,
    since you are an international student, I have to say this: if you are from Europe it might hard for you to find a community of other European international students here. There are very few European students at BMC, and sometimes it may get a bit lonely.

    There are however plenty of communities for students from Asian countries and numerous culture clubs and activities.
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