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.

Website: www.brynmawr.edu/

Private
1,334
Undergraduate
Students
(99.9%) 1,332 Women
(0.1%) 2 Men
306
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
660-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
688 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,310
Tuition and Fees
$52,360
Room and Board
$16,500
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,552
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,682
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
159
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Bryn Mawr Population
4,382
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.8% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
7.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.8% White
9.4% Unknown
International Students
22.7% from 58 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
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

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 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


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
38% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Women
38% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
367 (33%) of 1,116 admitted students enrolled
Women
367 (33%) of 1,116 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
53% of 276 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
734
Students Accepting Wait List Position
313
Students Admitted From Wait List
21

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

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
660-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
56%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
688 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
8%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
67%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
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: 68%
Top quarter: 91%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,310
Tuition and Fees
$52,360
Room and Board
$16,500
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,450
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@brynmawr.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003237
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
269 (64.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
219 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
219 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
219 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,552
Need-Based Gift
Received by 219 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $43,903
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 195 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,486
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 32 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
74 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,759

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
801 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
713 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
713 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
713 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,553
Need-Based Gift
Received by 712 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,589
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 653 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,104
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 75 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
242 (17.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,761

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,682
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
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
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Interdisciplinary studies, Foreign languages and literature
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
159
Part-Time Faculty
42
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
75%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 50% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,628,181
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
125
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
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Mathematics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Mathematics

Location and Setting


Bryn Mawr Population
4,382
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
135 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
10 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
9%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
shuttle bus service, awareness programs, bicycle registration, security Web site

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
Yellow and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Badminton x      
Basketball x      
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Badminton x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Badminton    
Basketball    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
1,334
Women
1,332 (99.9%)
Men
2 (0.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,325
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.8% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
7.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.8% White
9.4% Unknown
International Students.
22.7% from 58 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
306

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


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

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