Bryn Mawr College is a highly selective women's college just outside the city of Philadelphia. A close-knit community of just over 1,300 undergraduate students, Bryn Mawr is renowned for its academic excellence, diversity, and engagement with the world.

On a historic campus, students find challenging courses and research opportunities; strong bonds with faculty, and innovative programs that connect study with action. Partnerships with nearby Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania expand academic and social opportunities for Bryn Mawr students.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 34%
  • Average ACT range: 30
  • Average SAT: 1418
  • Test optional? Yes for international students
  • Common Application accepted? Yes, for US Citizens only
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Art History; Arts; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Urban Planning
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $71,700


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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