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Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   2
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
Required for some January 15
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
Not reported
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 101 North Merion Avenue
City, State, Zip Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-2899
Phone (610) 526-5152
Fax (610) 526-7471
E-mail admissions@brynmawr.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Application Fee $50
Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification April 1
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Class Rank     X  
Recommendations X      
Essay   X    
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 40% of 3,012 applicants were admitted
   Women 40% of 3,012 applicants were admitted
   Men Not reported
Students Enrolled 418 (35%) of 1,203 admitted students enrolled
   Women 418 (35%) of 1,203 admitted students enrolled
   Men Not reported
Early Decision
Admission Rate
52% of 287 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List 887
Students Accepting Wait List Position 444
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 665 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 34%
  Score of 600 - 700 45%
  Score of 500 - 600 20%
  Score of 400 - 500 1%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 664 average
610-730 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 37%
  Score of 600 - 700 42%
  Score of 500 - 600 19%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 670 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 37%
  Score of 600 - 700 47%
  Score of 500 - 600 14%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 and Above Not reported
3.50 - 3.74 Not reported
3.25 - 3.49 Not reported
3.00 - 3.24 Not reported
2.50 - 2.99 Not reported
2.00 - 2.49 Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 64%
  Score of 24 - 29 34%
  Score of 18 - 23 1%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 63%
Top quarter: 88%
Top half: 98%
Bottom half: 2%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian 1%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported