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Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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Bryn Mawr College overview
Location Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Online brynmawr.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Bryn Mawr College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Bryn Mawr College, established in 1885, is a private women's liberal arts college located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, suburban Philadelphia. Known for its scenic 135-acre campus characterized by gothic architecture, Bryn Mawr College provides a rigorous academic experience and is renowned for its programs in social sciences, humanities, and its strong focus on research and preparation for graduate study. As a member of the Tri-College Consortium, alongside Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, Bryn Mawr offers a breadth of educational opportunities and cross-registration. This institution maintains a highly selective admissions process and is committed to providing residential experiences with the majority of students living on campus. Bryn Mawr extends its scholarly influence globally through partnerships with over 40 study abroad programs. The college seldom makes headlines for athletics, instead focusing on academic endeavors and the comprehensive educational development of its students.

In the most recent statistical year 3,594 prospective students applied, and 1,105 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 396 enrolled in the school.  1,672 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 70 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $58,000 plus fees of $1,330. Bryn Mawr is ranked 81 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Bryn Mawr is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Bryn Mawr College overview
SAT 1280/1495
ACT 29/33
Estimated GPA 3.85

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Bryn Mawr College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,330
Room and Board $18,050
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$79,380

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bryn Mawr College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 26%
Foreign Languages 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Biology 8%
Mathematics 8%

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