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  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+
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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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
Report
  • Unique
    40%
  • More invested in knowledge than in numeric grades
    27%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Feminist
    7%
  • Spoiled hampton kids
    7%

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%

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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Bryn Mawr is a socially awkward place, people are very private and stay in their cliques most of the time, and their isn't really a sense of community college wide. Because of these qualities, Bryn Mawr campus and classrooms definitely lack a dynamic atmosphere as you would normally encounter in other colleges.
Academically, Bryn Mawr is rigorous. Though I do suspect that some Bryn Mawr professors water down the courses to make the contents more accessible to students...
Living at Bryn Mawr is generally comfortable. However, since the structure of the dorm buildings are inflammable, none has kitchen. Also, there are no apartment style dorms. Food is nice, it has a lot of variety and healthy eating options.
Bryn Mawr is located in a safe neighborhood. SEPTA train can take you to center Philly in 20 minutes. However, Bryn Mawr students do face risks of occasional harassment against social activism.
I read a review saying the people are awkward. "Awkward" is a relative term & not really a gauge for quality. The sense of community was strong & welcoming. If you don't participate in the traditions, then you wouldn't see that. If you are not participating in traditions you are not experiencing BMC. I played athletics, 4-year athlete. There was huge community & support in athletics. The facilities are amazing. My professors and classmates were like my family. I found the most sense of community & belonging when I declared, I knew I made the right choice. The campus & dorms are beautiful. No kitchens but you know that before you attend. There’s plenty of things to do if you make an effort to find them. The town of Bryn Mawr is small, SEPTA can take you wherever you want to go. As an alum, I have a support system of alums & resources that I use today. The women I knew have gone on to higher education or have fulfilling careers. BMC was one of the best decisions I ever made.