Bryn Mawr College

101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, United States
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Overview of Bryn Mawr College

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,334
    • Men:2 (0.1%)
    • Women:1,332 (99.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bryn Mawr College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
101 North Merion Avenue
City, State, Zip
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-2899
Phone
(610) 526-5152
Fax
(610) 526-7471
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
38% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Women
38% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
367 (33%) of 1,116 admitted students enrolled
Women
367 (33%) of 1,116 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
705 average |660-770 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
56%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
688 average |650-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
53%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
8%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
67%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $50,500 (73.33720592506535%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,910 (23.104850421144352%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.4522218995062446%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,450 (2.1057217542840547%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bryn Mawr College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003237
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
228 (64.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
179 (78.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
177 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
177 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,447
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 177 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,891
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 152 (85.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,767
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 27 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
48 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,041

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
774 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
697 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
692 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
692 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,906
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 689 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,244
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 641 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,440
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 84 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
226 (17.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,307

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,448
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,628,181

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bryn Mawr College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


82.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (33)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Interdisciplinary studies, Foreign languages and literature

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Social Services, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Work

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,382

Nearest Metropolitan Area


135 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
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 of College Housing


91% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


9%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Yellow and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bryn Mawr College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Undergrad women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,325

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,334
Women
1,332
Men
2

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

Number of Graduate Students


306

Student Resources

Study resources