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Admissions Officers Review “Admission” on Philly.com

Posted March 28, 2013

Bryn Mawr College Admissions Officers, accompanied by Susan Snyder, an education reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, saw and reviewed the new Tina Fey/Paul Rudd comedy Admission last night. In the film, Fey (who created and portrayed Liz Lemon, a character who attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Maryland ‘on a partial competitive jazz […]

Class of 2016 Receives Acceptance Letters

Posted March 29, 2012
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The wait is finally over for the more than 2,600 students who applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s Class of 2016. Decision letters were sent late last week and students could go online as of 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, to find out whether they had been accepted. “I screamed once I realized […]

Applications Reach an All-Time High for Bryn Mawr Class of 2016

Posted February 2, 2012
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More than 2,600 students have applied to be members of Bryn Mawr’s class of 2016. Those numbers represent an all-time high and a 12-percent increase in admissions applications from last year. The College has also seen a sizable increase in the number of students applying for early-decision admission. This year’s entering class of 365 students […]

Open Campus Days Draw Record Number of Admitted Students to Bryn Mawr

Posted April 22, 2010
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Last weekend 286 students and their families descended on Bryn Mawr’s campus to attend Open Campus Days.  Students stayed overnight in the dorms with hostesses, ate in the dining halls, went to an a cappella and spoken-word concert, met departmental representatives at the  academic fair, and visited classes on Monday to get a feel for […]

Bryn Mawr College Names Laurie Koehler New Dean of Admissions

Posted April 8, 2010
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Bryn Mawr College has named Laurie Koehler, who currently serves as director of admission at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, its the new dean of admissions, announced Jenny Rickard, Chief Enrollment and  Communications Officer. Koehler will join Bryn Mawr this summer. “After a nationwide search in which we met with many truly outstanding candidates, we […]

SmartMoney: BMC Among Schools That Waives Application Fee Online

Posted January 11, 2010

This SmartMoney.com article quotes Director of Enrollment and Communications Jenny Rickard about Bryn Mawr’s decision to waive the application fee for students who apply online.

Bryn Mawr Takes Part in Online Admissions Forum

Posted December 3, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard joined her counterparts from the University of Pennsylvania; the University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” was sponsored by WSJ On […]

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Schools in Online Admissions Forum

Posted November 24, 2009
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Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard will join her counterparts from The University of Pennsylvania;  The University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” is […]

Administrative Reorganization Continues with New Appointments, New Web Site, and More

Posted October 6, 2009
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Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe and members of the recently formed student services organization met in the Benham Gateway building Sept. 29 to hear from Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard and others about the latest progress in creating a new student-services structure at Bryn Mawr. Read more»

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The New York Times

Posted March 31, 2009

In the article “For Top Colleges, Economy Has Not Reduced Interest (or Made Getting in Easier)” The New York Times notes that applications at Bryn Mawr are up.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted March 16, 2009

In an article about the increase in applications at Pennsylvania and New Jersey state schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that Bryn Mawr College, unlike many of its private-college peers, has seen a six-percent increase in applications.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: U.S. News and World Report

Posted February 27, 2009
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Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jenny Rickard and her famous blue pen were featured in a recent U.S. News and World Report article about how colleges and universities have moved beyond the simple acceptance letter.

BMC Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid: Pa. Private Colleges Offer a Great Education and a Great Value

Posted February 2, 2009
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Dean Jenny Rickard and her counterpart at Dickinson College assure college-bound students that financial aid continues to make private colleges affordable, even in hard times. This opinion piece originally appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Read more »

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted February 2, 2009

“It’s a beautiful place that rivals the Ivies,” Haverford sophmore James Merriam tells The Philadelphia Inquirer in explaining why he’s chosen to room at Bryn Mawr.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 12, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Bryn Mawr is one of several Philadelphia-area liberal-arts colleges to do well in a “best-value” ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.