Mawr: College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Mawr College is a highly-selective women's liberal-arts college
located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, ten miles northwest of
Philadelphia. Bryn Mawr is located on the Pennsylvania Main Line
and is connected to downtown Philadelphia by the SEPTA R5
commuter rail system.
Mawr is one of the Seven Sisters and is part of the Tri-College
Consortium along with Swarthmore College and Haverford College.
The school has an enrollment of about 1200 undergraduate students
and 400 graduate students.
Mawr College was founded in 1885. It was the first women's higher
education institution to offer graduate degrees, including
doctorates. The first class included 36 undergraduate women and
eight graduate students. Bryn Mawr was originally affiliated with
the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), but by 1893 had
Mawr's traditions are a main aspect of campus life. The four
major traditions are Parade Night, which takes place on the first
night of the academic year; Lantern Night, which takes place in
late October or early November; Hell Week, which takes place in
mid-February; and May Day, which takes place on the Sunday after
classes end in the spring semester. The traditions mistresses of
the College, two positions elected by the student body, are in
charge of organizing and running traditions.
addition to events, Bryn Mawr's traditions extend to
superstitions around the campus that can date back to the opening
of the college in 1885. Another important part of the traditions
is the statue of the goddess Athena, the patron goddess of the
College, in Thomas Great Hall. Students leave gifts and notes for
the statue when they desire help from the goddess.
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