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BRYN MAWR COLLEGE, BRYN MAWR, PENNSYLVANIA

Bryn Mawr, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1885Established Year
  1640Enrollment

Bryn Mawr College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1895, Bryn Mawr is a women’s college that added a feather in its cap in 1912 by offering a doctorate in Social Science for the first time in the US Education System. Located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the college is a coveted institute that has taken its actual name from the town that means ‘large hill’

It offers undergraduate and graduate courses with 35 majors and 50 minors to choose from. The institute enrolls around 1,800 students out of which around 20% are international students which makes it a culturally and ethnically welcoming site of growth and learning for applicants looking to study in the USA.

Bryn Mawr College admissions are provided on a rolling basis round the year and observe different deadlines for early and regular admission decisions. With an acceptance rate of around 38%, the college is a highly selective institute that demands only the brightest minds across the globe with spectacular overall profiles to be a part of its student body.

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Rankings

  • #27 in National Liberal Arts Colleges, #7 in Best Undergraduate Teaching and #36 in Best Value Schools – U.S. News & World Report
  • Best Women's Colleges in America #4 of 27, Most Liberal Colleges in America #15 of 1,692 by Niche rankings 2020.
  • It was also honored as the Best Colleges for Anthropology and Sociology in America #23 of 560 as per Niche ratings.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment797.1 million USD
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity91%
Application FeeRolling
Application season50 USD
Acceptance Rate38%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships, grants and awards
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@brynmawr.edu | 610 526-5152

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

The College offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level. The candidates have the option to choose from over 35 main options and approximately 50 minors

The institute has a student-faculty ratio of 8:1 which ensures maximum student-teacher interaction and lots of chances for open query and debate sessions. It also has 360° Course Clusters that are interdisciplinary experiences to provide an opportunity to explore current issues. Experiential learning is a part of these course-related clusters.

Some of the popular courses offered at the institute are Arts, Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Linguistics, and International studies.

Campus

bryn mawr college campus activities
  • The College has one of the most beautiful campuses designed by noted landscape designers that houses 40 buildings in 135 acres of land.
  • The campus has three libraries and a number of residences for students.
  • It can offer accommodation to almost 91% of the students through its diverse residence halls.
  • The campus has all state of art facilities and is also environmentally friendly as it has a number of trees of a large variety. 
  • The college even offers a ‘Tree tour’ to showcase its greenery and also to promote healthy habits among its students with a sensitivity towards their environment.

Housing Facilities/Residence

The institute provides on-campus accommodation facilities for its students. 100% of the first-year students of the college stay on campus. There are a number of residential halls offering different types of accommodations. 

The residence halls are named as Batten House, Brecon Hall, Denbigh Hall, Enid Cook '31 Center, Erdman Hall, Merion Hall, New Dorm, Pembroke East, Pembroke West, Radnor, Rhoads North, Rhoads South, and Rockefeller Hall.

They provide a comfortable living and furnishing like bed, chair, table, bookcase, and wardrobe are some of the facilities provided to each student. These halls are not air-conditioned and if required students have to get their own fans. 

Note that the students are allowed the stay on Campus during vacations also if they are paying for the full year.

Bryn Mawr College Application Process

How to Apply?

Application portal:Common Application or Coalition Application (fee waived when submitted online) to be made through Official website

Application Fee: USD 50 nonrefundable

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Standardized Test Scores: SAT and ACT required.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College Degree of minimum of 4 years of education preceding the course opted for. These transcripts must be attested by the issuing university or Board.
  • English Language proficiency test(s) IELTS 7.0, TOEFL iBT 100 for international non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Financial support documents.
  • Two academic references and one school counselor recommendation is required.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Bryn Mawr Writing supplement included in the application form also needs to be completed.

Application Deadlines

Some of the upcoming deadlines to be observed by the prospective students of the college are as mentioned below.

Early Decision I: November 15

Early Decision II: January 1

Regular Decision: January 15

Bryn Mawr College Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective students of the college looking to enroll in the upcoming session, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as tabulated below.

Cost HeadExpenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees53,180
Room and Board (on Campus)17,100
Student Fees1,260
Books and Supplies1,000
Personal Expenses1,050
Total73,590

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College offers financial aid in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA which are provided on the basis of merit and need.On average USD 37,710 is disbursed as financial aid every year at the institute and almost every student receives financial support in some form or the other.

There are application deadlines mentioned for submitting the financial aid applications and also an opportunity is given to file an appeal if the financial circumstances change considerably since the submission of application.

The college has loans and grants for graduate students amongst which a social work grant is also available in which the students will receive tuition discounts/waivers. 

Alumni Network

  • The College has a very active alumni association that offers career services, gym, library services and provides help with the academics.
  • The Alumni association also runs a program named ‘Project Mawrter’ where various online and offline opportunities and events are given to the members.
  •  The alumni association also helps its members worldwide through volunteers of the college alumni only.
  • Some notable alumni of the College are Maya Ajmera, Founder of the Global Fund for children; Srabonti Narmeen Ali, Writer, and Singer; Emily Greene Balch, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Sarmila Bose, Journalist; Leslie Marshall, Journalist, and Novelist, and Victoria Middleton, a Diplomat.

Placements

The college has tie-up with more than 300 organizations for Social sciences placements and works in a professional manner to place its students after they complete their studies.

A total of 88% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation earning around USD 54,600 per year against the national average of USD 33,028.

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Bryn Mawr College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1788
FAFSA Code003237
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$51,130 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score140513101500 56%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing690650730-
Mathematics715660770-
ACTCheck Detailed Score312933 35%
English333035-
Mathematics292632-

Bryn Mawr College Acceptance Rate

38.0%

Acceptance Rate

2936

Total Applicants

1788

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

4.3%

Male

95.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program38.0%
Total Applicants3794
Total Enrolled1442
Graduate
Graduate Programs38.0%
Total Applicants911
Total Enrolled346

Bryn Mawr College Enrollment

Enrollment
Bryn Mawr College Enrollment1788
Undergraduate Enrollment1442
Graduate Enrollment346
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate84.8%

Attendance Cost

$51,130

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$51,130 / Year
Post Graduate Program$43,620 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,910 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,000 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
3108240270625
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    RANKED  #111

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