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Bryn Mawr College

  • Bryn Mawr, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 1,328
    total students
  • $44,470 | $44,470
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 39%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 672
    sat math
  • 650
    sat reading
  • 666
    sat writing
  • 29
    act composite

Overview

An Overview of Bryn Mawr

In the pursuit of excellence and purposeful change, Bryn Mawr College encourages intellectual engagement, independence of thought and character, and commitment to community and the world. Dedicated to self-governance, the honor code, and welcoming all forms of diversity, our dynamic community is built on mutual respect and appreciation for the individual. .As an exceptional women's college, Bryn Mawr offers independent research opportunities, study abroad options, excellent ppreparation for post-graduate and professional schools, career planning assistance, internships, externships, NCAA Division III athletics, and self-directed studies for women of diverse backgrounds.

Being challenged academically means sharpening the intellect through research and discussion to synthesize both questions and answers - skills that are essential to evaluation and assessment, no matter what the discipline, activity, or career. Bryn Mawr has always invested its energy and resources into giving young women the tools they will need to be successful and create positive, thoughtful, and lasting change in the world.

Students who embrace the Bryn Mawr curriculum become nimble, critical thinkers who are able to weigh the benefits of action and anticipate its potential rewards. By creating an intimate, diverse, learning community, a Bryn Mawr education gives students access to a wealth of resources from which to draw inspiration. Through internships, externships, and sponsored summer research options in the region and abroad, Bryn Mawr College gives students the ability to put their ideas into practice.

The Bryn Mawr Campus

Bryn Mawr's campus of 1,300 is one of the most beautiful in the United States and is conveniently located near the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a city less than two hours by train from both New York City and Washington, D.C. Its location attracts broad thinkers who enjoy a wide range of extracurricular interests and welcome the myriad of life experiences their peers bring to the campus. Engagement with one another and the world adds an element of intellectual excitement that few schools of Bryn Mawr's size may claim.

A Diverse Student Body

The Bryn Mawr College student body is comprised of 1,300 undergraduate from 59 countries and 44 states. Twenty percent of students are international students. More than 50 percent are students of color or international students. Bryn Mawr ranks within the top five institutions in the nation for its socioeconomic diversity.

The Bryn Mawr Learning Environment

Bryn Mawr's 8:1 student to faculty ratio fosters a collaborative and individualized experience for the student. Bryn Mawr's relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania give students access to more than 5,000 courses and four unique learning environments.

Only twenty minutes away by light rail, the city of Philadelphia is rich with opportunities for internships, externships, cultural exploration, and access to the arts in both small theatres and large venues. Less than two hours away by train, New York City and Washington, D.C. give students access to two of the most influential cities in the world. Sponsored summer internships on campus and abroad allow students to stretch their intellectual and personal experiences, and help to prepare them for the global landscape.

Accolades Abound at Bryn Mawr

Admission rates to medical and law schools are well above the national average. Furthermore, Bryn Mawr continues to be a leader in preparing young women for careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In fact, Bryn Mawr women are three times more likely to major in math or science than all women nationally.

Admissions

Bryn Mawr exclusively accepts the Common Application and waives the $50 application fee for students who apply online. Students who are interested in applying should start their common application as soon as possible and make Bryn Mawr part of their My Colleges List.

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Location & Contact

101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
USA

Ms.Peaches Valdes

Director of Admissions

Phone: 610-526-5152
Fax: 610-526-7471
Email: admissions@brynmawr.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

39% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,708
    • Accepted1,081
    • Acceptance Rate39%
    • Enrolled1,328
    • Female Applicants2,708
    • Females Accepted1,081
    • Female Acceptance Rate39%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 1st February 1st --
    • Transfer March 15th June 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 650 600 710
    • SAT Math 672 610 760
    • SAT Writing 666 620 720
    • ACT Composite 29 27 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$44,470
    • Out-of-state tuition *$44,470
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,070.00
    • Room and board *$14,350.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,328
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.49%
    • Black or African American5.12%
    • White or Caucasian37.05%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian10.47%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races4.37%
    • Unknown9.86%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout22.8% representing 63 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students81% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 93%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other shuttle bus service, awareness programs, bicycle registration, security Web site

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton No No No
    • Basketball No No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton No Division X No
    • Basketball No Division X No
    • Crew No Division X No
    • Cross-country running No Division X No
    • Field hockey No Division X No
    • Lacrosse No Division X No
    • Soccer No Division X No
    • Swimming No Division X No
    • Tennis No Division X No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball No Division X No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty213
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 1,319 students to 165 faculty


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