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Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

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Bryn Mawr, founded in 1885, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its graduate schools became coeducational in 1930. The college ranks first in the percentage of undergraduates who earn Ph.D.s in the humanities - and third in all fields - a testament to the college's outstanding academic programs and preparation. Over one third of Bryn Mawr students major in mathematics and the sciences, three to five times the national average, and the college is among the top three institutions in numbers of women physics majors. The student body is unusually diverse: nearly one third are students of color, and an average of 10% are international students. Its 135-acre campus is located in Bryn Mawr, 11 miles west of Philadelphia.

Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,346
   Women1,345 (99.9%)
   Men1 (0.1%)
Graduate Students346


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate39% of 2,890 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math669 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading668 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing677 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
28-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$66,610
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$43,744
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes


Bryn Mawr Population4,382
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 93% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.2% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
11.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.5% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students23.3% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.66 4.09 668 677 31
Low 2.70 3.30 510 580 24
High 4.00 4.98 780 770 35
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