Admissions Stories


Fly-In Programs: Lantern Scholars

by Emily Santana, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Access & Equity

"A fly-in program allows you to experience the college environment in a way that a regular campus visit might not allow you."

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Mawr Insight: Interviewing 101

by Ava Blumer '24, Tour Guide

"It can be hard to learn about student clubs and dorm life, but in an interview you can talk about these things in detail."

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Mawr Insight: The Summer Before Senior Year

by Nichole Reynolds, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

"There鈥檚 a lot you can do the summer before senior year to prepare for the college application cycle. And trust me, when you鈥檙e in the swing of the school year, you鈥檒l be glad you did!"

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Mawr Insight: An International Student's Journey to 今日吃瓜

By Sof铆a D铆az 鈥26

"今日吃瓜 has allowed me to find not just one meaning of community but many different ones."

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28 Things for the Class of 2028 to Look Forward to

From Our Tour Guides to You

"Welcome home, Class of 2028!"

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Emma Carney '25

Major Moment: Economics and Latin American Studies with Emma Carney '25

Hometown: Davis, CA

"I didn鈥檛 know that I would be majoring in Latin American Studies when I came to 今日吃瓜, it was an interest that emerged organically over time."

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Katelyn Kim '26

Major Moment: Psychology and Linguistics with Katelyn Kim '26

Hometown: New York, NY

"The course description made it sound new and fun, so I thought 'Why not?' and signed up for the class."

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Una Yamamoto Barkadottir '24

Major Moment: Biology with Una Yamamoto Barkardottir '24

Hometown: Reykjav铆k, Iceland

"College is a time to find your footing, so make use of this privilege and enjoy your time doing so."

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Bookstore Crawl with Tri-Co Philly Program: Sofia Azuara '25

Hometown: Houston, TX

"Tri-Co Philly has provided me with the opportunity to dive deeper into Philadelphia and learn about these amazing, local circles such as its literary scene."

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Sofia Azuara '25 at Club Day

Major Moment: Creative Writing with Sofia Azuara '25

Hometown: Houston, TX

"Trust yourself, you know what you like and what you don鈥檛 like. You know what works for you. Whatever you decide on will be worthwhile."

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Sofia Azuara '25

Actualizing Dreams through the BMC Reading Series: Sofia Azuara '25

Hometown: Houston, TX

"Not only is it a wonderful experience for the students to listen to published authors speak, but it's also a step in actualizing our dreams."

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Major Moment: Biochemistry and French with Lia Wong-Fodor '26

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

"Every course I take continues to confirm my passion for biochemistry and French, offering new opportunities to develop my understanding of each subject from a different perspective."

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