Bryn Athyn College

Bryn Athyn, PA

Bryn Athyn College, founded in 1876, is a private, church-affiliated liberal arts college. Undergraduate education emphasizes writing, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and critical thinking as well as experiential education and spiritual inquiry. The college is affiliated with the New Church, a form of Christianity based on the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Its 170-acre campus is located in Bryn Athyn, 15 miles from Philadelphia.

Website: www.brynathyn.edu/

Private
Co-ed
326
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 165 Women
(49.4%) 161 Men
4
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 241 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
512 average
470-563 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
533 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$37,296
Tuition and Fees
$22,860
Room and Board
$11,886
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Freshman Award
$11,104
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$8,299
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
37
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bryn Athyn Population
1,396
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
15.7% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History 3  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2965 College Drive
PO Box 717
City, State, Zip
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009-0717
Phone
(267) 502-6073
Fax
(267) 502-2658
E-mail
admissions@brynathyn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
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
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 241 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 127 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 114 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
128 (61%) of 211 admitted students enrolled
Women
64 (55%) of 116 admitted students enrolled
Men
64 (67%) of 95 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
31%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
512 average
470-563 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
533 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
18%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
23%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$37,296
Tuition and Fees
$22,860
Room and Board
$11,886
Books and Supplies
$750
Other Expenses
$1,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline July 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003228
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
28 (65.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
20 (71.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
20 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (35.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$11,104
Need-Based Gift
Received by 20 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,011
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6 (30.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,506
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
12 (27.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,115

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
92 (67.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
66 (71.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
66 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (45.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$9,987
Need-Based Gift
Received by 63 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,358
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 31 (47.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,412
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
22 (16.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,232

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$8,299
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
14
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Trimester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
37
Part-Time Faculty
48
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
71,915
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
18
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Religion
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bryn Athyn Population
1,396
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
130 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Willow Grove
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Huntingdon Valley

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
38%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
18-hour patrols by trained personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, c.a.r.e. (community service), social council, international student organization, peer advisory council, student government
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
326
Women
165 (50.6%)
Men
161 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
314
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
15.7% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.8% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 5 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
4

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
45.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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