Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr College, founded in 1885, is a private, liberal arts college for women; its graduate schools became coeducational in 1930. Its 135-acre campus is located in Bryn Mawr, 11 miles west of Philadelphia.

Tuition & Fees

$54,440

$54,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
47%
500-599
7%
700-800
51%
600-699
37%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
37%
600-699
47%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
30-36
83%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%
12-17
2%
30-36
68%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,102
Declined + 2,230
Total Received 3,332
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Private (nonprofit)

1,384

undergraduate students

335

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Mathematics
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 2049
ACT 3526

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School Facts

Bryn Mawr College, founded in 1885, is a private, liberal arts college for women; its graduate schools became coeducational in 1930. Its 135-acre campus is located in Bryn Mawr, 11 miles west of Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,719
Established in 1885
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Bryn Mawr, PA

135-acre, suburban campus in Bryn Mawr (population: 3,779), 11 miles from Philadelphia. Major airport, bus, and train serve Philadelphia. School operates transportation to Haverford Coll, Swarthmore Coll, and to Philadelphia on weekends. Public transportation serves campus.

Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
67%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
47%
500-599
7%
700-800
51%
600-699
37%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
37%
600-699
47%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
30-36
83%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
56%
18-23
6%
12-17
2%
30-36
68%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,102
Declined + 2,230
Total Received 3,332

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Cheryl Lynn Horsey
Chief Enrollment Officer
P: 610 526-5152
F: 610 526-7471
admissions@brynmawr.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$53,763

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,180
Room $9,760
Board $7,340
Additional fees $1,260
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $72,540
Average Financial Aid - $53,763
Total with Avg. Aid $18,777

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,283,277
State $162,242
Institutional $31,068,858
Other external $315,672
Total $32,830,049

Non-need-based

Federal $315,609
State
Institutional $5,543,596
Other external $719,553
Total $6,578,758
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Other
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 610 526-5245
F: 610 526-5249
finaid@brynmawr.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Chadwick
Director of Financial Aid
schadwick@brynmawr.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
badminton
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

boxing, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, judo, quidditch, rugby, skateboarding, snow sports, soccer, table tennis, tai chi, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference
Mascot
Owls

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Astronomy
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Classical/Near Eastern Archaeology
Classical/Near Eastern Archeology
Classics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
French/French Studies
Geology
German Studies
Greek
Greek/Latin/Classical Studies
Growth/Structure of Cities
History
History of Art
Independent Major
International Studies
Italian
Latin
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Mathematics
  3. English

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,719

total students

15%

in-state

85%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

1,384
students

Female
100%
1,384

Male
0%
0

19%

335
students

Female
78%
260

Male
22%
75

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,372
students

Female
100%
1,372

Male
0%
0

1%

12
students

Female
100%
12

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

21%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

96

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented China
India
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jennifer Russell
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
610 526-7473
jrussell@brynmawr.edu

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