Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Bryn Mawr College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bryn Mawr College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Bryn Mawr and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,116 out of 2,936 applicants were admitted making Bryn Mawr a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Bryn Mawr SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bryn Mawr College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for Bryn Mawr College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 1450

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bryn Mawr College?

Bryn Mawr College typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1450 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bryn Mawr College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >51%
1450 to 1530 Avg + 38%-51%
1370 to 1450 Avg - 26%-38%
1290 to 1370 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 1290 Low <17%
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Bryn Mawr ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bryn Mawr College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Bryn Mawr College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bryn Mawr?

Admission data indicates that Bryn Mawr regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bryn Mawr College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bryn Mawr College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >51%
31 to 33 Avg + 38%-51%
29 to 31 Avg - 26%-38%
27 to 29 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 27 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Bryn Mawr College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

65% of Bryn Mawr College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bryn Mawr College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 65%
Top 25% of class 93%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Bryn Mawr College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,936 0 2,936
Accepted 1,116 0 1,116
Acceptance Rate 38% ? 38%
Enrolled 354 0 354
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% ? 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 120 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Bryn Mawr before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bryn Mawr College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bryn Mawr College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bryn Mawr College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211273 IPEDS survey data for Bryn Mawr College.