Bryn Mawr College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Bryn Mawr College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Bryn Mawr College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Bryn Mawr College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Bryn Mawr's Admissions Standards:

Less than half of all applicants to Bryn Mawr College will get in. This highly selective women's liberal arts college looks for students whose grades are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The data show that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades of "A-" or better, combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 25 or better. Your chances are best if you have a solid "A" average. If your SAT or ACT scores aren't quite what you hoped for, no worries--Bryn Mawr switched to test-optional admissions in the 2014-15 admissions cycle. Non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents will still need to submit SAT or ACT scores in addition to the TOEFL or IELTS.

You'll notice quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in all but the uppermost right corner of the graph. Many women with grades that were on target for Bryn Mawr did not get in. At the same time, note that a few students were accepted with grades that were a bit below the norm. This is because Bryn Mawr's admissions folks look at more than numerical data. The college uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. The college will want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not courses that get you an easy "A." They will be looking for a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. Also important for admission to Bryn Mawr is the college's supplement to the Common Application. In your supplemental essay, be sure to do your research and demonstrate your interest in the college.

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