I wrote this letter to share my favorite parts of Bryn Mawr with you. You’ve made it this far, and I hope you will continue to consider our college to further your education.
A Women’s College Education
As a women’s college, we encourage and empower our students to speak up and pursue their passions. Women are supported and challenged to achieve great things at Bryn Mawr. We teach our students to think critically, communicate effectively, and collaborate broadly with members of the community and the world-at-large. Bryn Mawr students engage in small class settings, gain access to faculty and research opportunities, and grow to understand the benefits afforded by an education that emphasizes both depth and breadth of learning.
Our Amazing Students
Dynamic, Bold, Brilliant, Global, Passionate, Transformers, Researchers, Scholars, Thinkers…Mawrters are innovators in the classroom, leaders in the community, and advocates for social justice. Our students are academic risk-takers who are not afraid of going against the grain and taking on a challenge. They celebrate the opportunity to be in an academically rigorous community. Bryn Mawr students represent a diverse spectrum of experiences, thoughts, and passions. The beauty of Bryn Mawr lies in the celebration of these differences and the commonality that results. Mawrters are bonded by their intellectual motivation and deep desire to make a lasting impact in their communities.
The Bryn Mawr Admissions Commitment
A Bryn Mawr education embodies holistic development, both academically and personally, and I’m very proud to extend those values to our admission practices. We evaluate candidates holistically, understanding applicants based on the context of their environment. The Bryn Mawr College Admissions Office is committed to identifying and enrolling students who represent a diversity of cultural, educational, and geographic experiences. As part of this commitment, we believe in forging connections between students and their advocates to ensure the highest level of growth and learning. We value our diverse community and its power to help students become well-rounded and engaged citizens.
We invite you to explore our website, our campus, and our community. Your visit might be virtual, on-campus, through narratives, or maybe all of the above! Regardless of your exploratory path, I promise you will find something special in our legacy, our present, and our future. I know I do. Every day I feel honored and grateful to walk among a community committed to scholarship, diversity, and continued growth.
Bryn Mawr is so much more than a college; we are a community of thinkers, learners, problem solvers, and change agents. Simply put, Bryn Mawr prepares passionate learners for lives of purposeful action.
Warm wishes for a joyful college search,
Marissa L. Turchi, M.S.S. '18
Director of Undergraduate Admissions