Admissions Stories

Adalia Rodriguez at the Grand Canyon

Major Moment: Geology with Adalia Rodriguez '24

Hometown: Boston, MA

While we can sit and spend hours on these topics in the classroom, nothing can top being out in the field and seeing how geology from millions to billions of years ago is represented in the modern world.

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Two students discussing

What you need to know about the 2024-2025 FAFSA

by Joanne Sullivan, Dean of Financial Aid

As you and your family prepare to complete this important step in the financial aid process, here’s a quick rundown on some of the key changes and what you’ll need to know before you begin the FAFSA. 

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Isabelle Stid, Helen Ehrlich, and Lia Wong-Fodor walking past Carpenter Library

Major Moment: History with Helen Ehrlich '24

Hometown: Reston, VA

Even if you think you know exactly what you want to do in the future, be open to a variety of different paths.

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Students and professor discussing their writing

College Essay Tips

by Zoe Gold '22, Admissions Counselor

As intimidating as the college essay can seem, it is possible to enjoy the process.

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A dad and two students carrying bags as they move into the dorms

The "Goodbye and Hello:" Bruce Fort P'23

Father to Evie Fort '23

Bryn Mawr ticked off all of these boxes in quick succession—but in the end, I believe a certain amount of alchemy brought Evie and Bryn Mawr together.

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Student looking at laptop in Uncommon Grounds Cafe

Playing the Waiting Game

by Cheryl Horsey, Chief Enrollment Officer

Now that the application is submitted, what happens next?

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Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Nichole Reynolds, at a Seven Sisters Panel in Austin, Texas

The Relevance of Women's Colleges

by Nichole Reynolds, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

To best understand the relevance of places like Bryn Mawr in today’s world, we need to ground ourselves in the contemporary atmosphere for women.

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Students smiling at each other while holding a laptop and iPad

Tips for Meeting Us Virtually

by Micaela Beigel, Admissions Counselor

Engaging with colleges on Zoom can be overwhelming, so helping you find authentic engagement with our community is the goal of all our virtual offerings.

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Two students talking to one another

Acing Your College Interview

By Libby Lakeman, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Interviews are a great way to humanize the admissions process.

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Caroline Robertson '24 and Ellie Schumacher '24 making a heart during the Track and Field media day shoot

From Recruit to Student Athlete: Caroline Robertson '24

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

On the second day of my visit, I remember huffing and puffing up the steps from the gym and happily thinking “I can see myself doing this for the next four years.

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Helen Christ and her friend on the first day of school

Why I Chose Bryn Mawr: Helen Christ '24

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

To make my final decision, I ended up talking to current students about their experiences, and their honesty and enthusiasm about Bryn Mawr made me excited to become a student here.

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Jade Poli '25 rehearsing with other interns before their performance at the festival

Summer Stories: Jade Poli '25

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

My undergraduate career at Bryn Mawr has made me more independent and more confident to feel like I know what I’m doing.

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