|Students who got into BMC say:|
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| | I wrote a compelling personal essay and why bryn mawr and had a competitive SAT score (for an American student, I recommend 2100+, for international - I recommend 2300+). Most importantly, relax,if you belong here, you will be here.
Considering BMC? Bryn Mawr college is a very small place: limited course and major offerings. My senior year was really frustrating. I am into languages, and took Spanish, French, and Russian. Spanish classes were hard, but I learned a ton, loved them. I wanted to pursue Russian Flagship at Bryn Mawr, and had to take "Russian for Pre-Professionals": small college, small department, I had no choice. The course was taught by a lady from Kharkiv (Ukraine), she doesn't have a Ph.D. Although she was a well educated intelligent person, we were questioning how she could prepare us for life in St. Petersburg: she grew up and went to school in a Ukranian town. She also had a tendency to speak about lofty things nobody cared about (getting off the subject) and was often extremely disorganized and unclear. I felt trapped during my fourth year: the course wasn't preparing me for real world experience in St. Pete at all. First three years were great, although the social opportunities were lacking, and campus life was quite uneventful. I liked great sense of community at Bryn Mawr and the comfort of the campus. Students learned just as much from each other and BMC community, as they did from their professors (unlike during my fourth year, during the first three I was taught by the actual professors, people who held doctorate degrees and knew their stuff). Campus community fosters tight bonds that will last far beyond graduation: this is truly awesome. And the campus is absolutely gorgeous, by the way!
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| Jan 09 2012 | I got good grades all throughout high school; I took honors and AP courses; participated in a few extracurricular activities - it's important to just stick to a few activities. Colleges want to see that you are dedicated/have a passion for something and just aren't all about academics. I also took an SAT course because I have always been terrible at standardized tests and I got a pretty decent score. Also, take the personal statement seriously! Don't put it off until the last minute! Getting in is pretty easy. The acceptance rate is 50%. If you blab about the significance of an all-womens college and have decent grades and sat scores, you'll be fine. I don't even think the average math sat scores are even remotely close to 700/