Quaker Consortium Opens Classroom Doors on Four Universities

Montgomery County’s Bryn Mawr College has taken the top spot on the annual Most LGBT-Friendly Schools list published by Princeton Review. (Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission)

Four local college campuses just got immensely larger, and last fall more than 1,000 Bryn Mawr College students grabbed their books and strolled into class just down the street at Haverford College.

Mirroring a growing trend nationwide, that Bi-Co resource-sharing network for both academics and extracurricular activities has grown into the Tri-Co with the addition of Swarthmore College and the Quaker Consortium with the inclusion of the University of Pennsylvania, according to a Forbes feature by Nina Berler.

And because it opens many classroom doors to anyone from the four schools, the Quaker Consortium is a hit with students.

“In surveys, we see that the consortium is a definite draw,” said Bryn Mawr Associate Director of Communications Matthew Gray in the article.

“It allows our students to have the personalized attention of a smaller school without having to compromise in terms of the breadth of courses they have available.”

The Bi-Co agreement has even recently extended to administration and record-keeping.

Read more about the Quaker Consortium and others like it across the country on Forbes here.


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