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Bryn Mawr College Overview

Bryn Mawr College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Bryn Mawr College Known For?

406 Undergraduate Awards
$44,797 Avg Cost After Aid
38% Acceptance Rate
  • Bryn Mawr has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Bryn Mawr is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Bryn Mawr is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr makes roughly $54,600 a year. This is 34% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Bryn Mawr student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Bryn Mawr College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bryn Mawr.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#153 Most Popular Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bryn Mawr has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#69 Best Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#70 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is Bryn Mawr College?

Location of Bryn Mawr College

Contact details for Bryn Mawr are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5000
Website: www.brynmawr.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BrynMawrCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BrynMawrCollege

How Do I Get Into Bryn Mawr?

You can apply to Bryn Mawr online at: www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Bryn Mawr

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bryn Mawr?

38% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
56% Submit SAT Scores
Bryn Mawr has a fairly low acceptance rate of 38%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Bryn Mawr submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 730. Math scores were between 660 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 650 to 730 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 660 to 770 )
200
800
Bryn Mawr received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 30 to 35 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 26 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 29 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford Bryn Mawr College?

$44,797 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bryn Mawr is $44,797. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bryn Mawr, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,705 a year. That adds up to $26,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryn Mawr is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bryn Mawr College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,377 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,389 undergraduate students at Bryn Mawr, with 1,377 being full-time and 12 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Bryn Mawr

There are also 334 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bryn Mawr College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 158
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 136
White 583
International Students 291
Other Races/Ethnicities 134

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Bryn Mawr College. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at Bryn Mawr. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.

Bryn Mawr College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 71 0 0 71
Social Work 0 0 64 2 66
General Psychology 43 0 0 0 43
Mathematics 35 0 1 2 38
General English Literature 32 0 0 0 32
Sociology 29 0 0 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 23 0 4 0 27
Chemistry 15 0 7 2 24
General Biology 21 0 0 0 21
International Studies 21 0 0 0 21
Political Science & Government 17 0 0 0 17
History 15 0 0 0 15
Romance Languages 14 0 0 0 14
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14 0 0 0 14
Anthropology 14 0 0 0 14
Urban Studies 14 0 0 0 14
Computer Science 13 0 0 0 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 13 0 0 0 13
Economics 13 0 0 0 13
Physics 11 0 1 0 12
Archeology 8 0 2 2 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11 0 0 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 4 0 3 0 7
Geological & Earth Sciences 7 0 0 0 7
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 5
Area Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Religious Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Music 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 0 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 406 71 82 8 567

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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