How Did I End Up at Bryn Mawr?

From Celine CHen

How being open to different paths led me to Bryn Mawr.

My journey to Bryn Mawr was not at all what I expected. The truth is that Bryn Mawr was not my top choice when I was going through the college search process. When I was applying to college, I was set on staying close to home and going to school in sunny Southern California, yet, somehow, I ended up at Bryn Mawr College. So how did I end up here?

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Sisters with a Shared Mission


from Marissa Turchi


From left to right: Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Smith, and Wellesley representatives enjoy dinner together.

As I head back to the west coast for my second trip of this travel season, I found myself reminiscing about my last trip here. Earlier this fall, directors, deans, and vice presidents from the Sister Colleges (Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Wellesley) traveled together to three cities on the west coast to talk about the benefit of studying at a women’s college with prospective students, families, and counselors.

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