Bryn Mawr College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Bryn Mawr College
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Bryan Mawr is a selective school, admitting under half of those who apply. Since the school's admissions are holistic, the admission office looks at more than just grades and test scores; writing skills, academic background, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation all play an important part of the application review.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

  • SAT Critical Reading: 610 / 730
  • SAT Math: 610 / 720
  • SAT Writing: - / -
  • ACT Composite: 28 / 32
  • ACT English: 30 / 35
  • ACT Math: 26 / 31
  • ACT Writing: - / -

Bryn Mawr College Description

One of the original "seven sister" colleges, Bryn Mawr remains one of the top women's colleges and liberal arts colleges in the U.S. Bryn Mawr is a member of the Tri-College Consortium with Swarthmore and Haverford. Shuttles run between the three campuses, and students can easily cross-register for classes.

The college is also close to Philadelphia, and students can register for courses at the University of Pennsylvania  (see all Philadelphia area colleges). Along with strong academics, Bryn Mawr is rich in history and traditions including "Parade Night" at the year's start and "May Day" at the end of the spring semester. In athletics, the Bryn Mawr Owl's compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields eleven intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,708 (1,381 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,790
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,370
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $66,160

Bryn Mawr College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $32,090
    • Loans: $5,483

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Anthropology, Biology, English, Math, Political Science, Psychology, Urban Studies
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Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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