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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Bryn Mawr College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
From Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, a selective college for women with 1,300 undergraduates, is renowned for its academic excellence, diverse and close-knit community, and engagement with the world.

On an historic campus just outside of Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr students find challenging courses and research; strong bonds with faculty, students, and alumnae/i; innovative programs that connect study with action; and top-tier partnerships that expand options.

Critical, creative, and collaborative, Bryn Mawr alumnae/i are agents of change in every arena—and forever members of a community founded on respect for individuals.

Bryn Mawr College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1220-1450
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,900/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,688/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,658/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,319/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,736/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,012/ year
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  • Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,361Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Unique
    40%
  • More invested in knowledge than in numeric grades
    27%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Feminist
    7%
  • Spoiled hampton kids
    7%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    42%
  • Gorgeous campus and amazing professors
    25%
  • It's like living in Hogwart.
    25%
  • Self care
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Bryn Mawr College Reviews

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It's very pretty and the atmosphere is super chill. The professors are really understanding for the most part and they all are very knowledgeable in their department. Also the Bi-Co is a pretty neat program at the school. We could also take classes at Swarthmore and UPenn even though that's more uncommon but if you really want to do it you can. The students can get a little rattled when it comes to politics and it's really liberal, some people like that others don't, just depends on who you talk to. The campus is sooo beautiful all throughout the year! And housing is one the best parts because most of the rooms are really big and you can get a single your sophomore year. The college also does a good job at matching roommates for first years. It can get a little boring because it's in a suburb but Philly close enough that you could go into the city every weekend if you wanted to. Would totally recommend!
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My time at Bryn Mawr has been a great experience thus far! I've met so many wonderful people from a wide variety of backgrounds, I've had some incredible professors that really care about their students' success, experienced great traditions on campus, and I've had access to so many academic and extracurricular opportunities. I can't wait for the coming years here!
As an alum of 2004, Bryn Mawr was one of the most formative and special experiences of my life. I am grateful to have gone to Bryn Mawr and in no way would I have been able to achieve or learn in the way I was able to, by not being at an all-women's college. I majored in areas that very few women across the world have an opportunity to do. In addition, with great work comes great reward and I was able to easily matriculate into a top Ivy League graduate school immediately upon graduation. I was stunned because I thought never in my wildest dreams could I achieve that--But all the thanks goes to the incredible teachers, TAs, and professional counselors, that allowed me to succeed. If you go, you have to be in to win it, and never take this experience for granted! I am so lucky I counted every day as important during my time there. It was worth it, for all the hard work and effort. Also, the school traditions are extremely special and incredible--Especially Lantern night!! ;-)