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    Bryn Mawr College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    More than 1,450 undergraduate women and more than 400 graduate women and men from over 45 states and 62 countries are enrolled in Bryn Mawr College. Here undergraduates are offered to choose from 37 major and 53 minor programs and develop their own academic program.

    With an acceptance rate of 38%, the Bryn Mawr College college accepts a limited number of applicants based on critical evaluation of the applications.

    • Undergraduate students can apply through the Common Application or Coalition Application available online.
    • Graduate students shall apply online through the college’s application portal
    • The college also accepts Early Decision applications for undergraduate programs.
    • Applications for Bryn Mawr College Admissions are accepted during the Fall and Spring sessions.
    • Students shall submit the financial aid application along with their admission application.
    • The college accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.


    Application Portal Undergraduate: The Common Application or Coalition Application
    Graduate: Bryn Mawr’s Online Portal
    Application Fee 50 USD
    Acceptance rate 38%
    Average SAT score ERW: 650-730
    MATH: 660-770
    Average ACT score 29-33
    Mode of Payment Online
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Sessions Fall, and Spring sessions
    Work Experience Depends on the program’s requirement
    Financial Aid Work-study, scholarships and grants

    Bryn Mawr College Admission Deadlines

    To get admission in the desired program candidates must apply before the given deadlines:

    Early Decision I November 15
    Early Decision II January 01
    Regular Decision January 15
    Graduate School of Art and Science
    Archaeology, Classics, and History December 15
    Chemistry and Physics January 02
    Mathematics January 15
    Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
    MSS January 01
    Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program
    Early Action October 08
    Regular Admission February 15

    Bryn Mawr International Student Admissions

    For all international applicants, there are specific admission requirements they need to fulfill. The admission process, however, is like that of the native applicants. Also, they need to carefully complete the visa process on time.

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    • All official academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s).
      • Transcripts that are not in English, must be sent along with the certified English translation.
    • An official copy of school leaving exam results and certificates
    • SAT and ACT score for undergraduate applicants
    • GRE/GMAT score for Graduate applicants
    • English proficiency test scores
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor
    • A personal statement stating compatibility with the program goals
    • Updated Resume

    Departmental requirements: Departments can have their own application requirements in addition to the general admission requirements, like portfolio, interview, or audition.

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International applicants must submit their TOEFL and IELTS scores to show their English proficiency. The minimum scores college accepts are mentioned below in the table. However, the requirement may differ for programs and departments.

    Test Minimum Score
    TOEFL PBT 600
    TOEFL CBT 250
    TOEFL iBT 100
    IELTS 7

    Visa Process for International Students

    Applicants are recommended to complete their visa process on time to avoid any admission-related problem.

    • Applicants must get the I-20 form from the college.
    • Fill up the form and attach the following documents along:
      • Copy of passport
      • Proof of financial support
    • Complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
    • Next, apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa and pay the application fee.
    • Now schedule your visa interview and complete the process.

    Bryn Mawr Undergraduate Admissions

    The application process is the same for all undergraduate programs and for all students.

    Application Portal: Applicants need to use the ‘Common Application Portal’ to submit applications.

    Application Fee: 50 USD

    Academic Requirements: Bryn Mawr expects the applicants to send ACT or SAT scores to satisfy academic requirements. The table given below details the break up of ACT and SAT score requirements:

    ACT Scores
    Average ACT Score 23
    25th Percentile ACT Score 20
    75th Percentile ACT Score 25
    SAT Scores
    Average SAT score 1393 (Math: 705; Reading: 688)
    25th Percentile SAT Score 1310 (Math: 660; Reading: 650)
    75th Percentile SAT Score 1500 (Math: 770; Reading: 730)

    Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

    • Official transcripts and exam results for the last four years
    • Copy of school leaving exam results and certificate
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • Proof of residency
    • Guidance counselor’s and two teachers recommendation
    • Writing supplements
    • Mid-year report
    • English proficiency test score for international applicants

    Bryn Mawr Graduate Admissions

    Application Portal: Applications for graduate programs are accepted only throughBryn Mawr College Application Portal’ and can be accessed through respective academic school page.

    Bryn Mawr College offers Graduate and Post Baccalaureate programs to all the applicants. The general admission requirements are the same; however, few programs have their specific admission requirements.

    Course Application Deadline Application Fee Academic requirements Minimum English Language Proficiency
    AB/ MA Mathematics: January 15
    Chemistry and Physics: January 02
    Archaeology, History of Art: December 15
    50 USD Six courses for graduate credit M.A. Thesis Oral or written work
    GRE score Letter of recommendation Resume Statement of Interest
    TOEFL CBT: 250
    TOEFL PBT: 600
    TOEFL iBT: 100
    IELTS: 7
    MSS January 01 50 USD GPA of 3.0 Three letters of recommendation Personal statement
    Admission interview Official transcript
    TOEFL CBT: 250
    TOEFL PBT: 600
    TOEFL iBT: 100
    IELTS: 7
    Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program February 15 40 USD SAT/ACT scores Two letters of recommendation Two essays
    Personal statement Admission interview Official transcript
    TOEFL CBT: 250
    TOEFL PBT: 600
    TOEFL iBT: 100
    IELTS: 7

    Thus, it is essential that the applicants go through the application checklist properly and keep the prerequisites ready before applying. In case if Bryn Mawr is your 1st choice then it is recommended that you apply for Early Decision. Notably, in the previous academic year, 30% of students were admitted through Early Decision.

    The admission decisions are usually received within 2 weeks of application. Applicants may use ‘BiONiC’ to know about the online status of their decision.

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