Bryn Mawr College is a women’s liberal arts college located in Bryn Mawr, a community in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, ten miles west of Philadelphia. The name “Bryn Mawr” means “big hill” in Welsh.
Bryn Mawr is one of the Seven Sister colleges, and is part of the Tri-College Consortium along with two other colleges founded by Quakers — Swarthmore College and Haverford College. The school has an enrollment of about 1300 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students.
Bryn Mawr College is a small, four year, highly residential baccalaureate college. Although the college offers several graduate programs, the majority of enrollments are from students enrolled in the undergraduate arts & sciences program. The college granted 331 bachelor’s degrees, 106 master’s degrees, and 21 doctoral degrees in 2009.
Students at Bryn Mawr College are required to complete divisional requirements in the social sciences, natural sciences (including lab skills) and humanities. In addition, they must fulfill a two-year foreign language requirement, a quantitative skills requirement and a College Seminar requirement.
Admission to Bryn Mawr College is classified as “more selective, lower transfer in.” In 2009, Bryn Mawr received 2,276 undergraduate applications, admitted 1107 (48.6%), and enrolled 362 (32.7%). First year students had interquartile ranges of 600–700 on reading, 580–680 on math, and 620–700 on writing on the SAT. The four-year graduation rate is 81.4% and the six-year rate is 86.3%. The student body comprises 1,283 female undergraduate students and the graduate program comprises 464 graduate students (21.3% of them male).
Costs for the next academic year are announced by the Board of Trustees each March. Students should anticipate additional costs for books, supplies, and personal expenses for the academic year. Although those figures vary from student to student, we estimate a budget of $2,000 for the nine-month academic year.
|Tuition and Fees||$37,120|
|Room and Board||12,000|
|Health and Activities Fee||624|