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Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate39%
Acceptance Rate39%

About Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College Overview

Bryn Mawr College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College was founded in 1885 and enrolls around 1,780 students per year year, which includes 1,425 undergrad students. Bryn Mawr College ensures housing for up to 1,265 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Bryn Mawr College by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Bryn Mawr College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Bryn Mawr College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Bryn Mawr College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Bryn Mawr College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Bryn Mawr College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bryn Mawr College on the Student Life page.

2022 Bryn Mawr College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 39%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 48%
Tuition $58,000
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $57,010

Is Bryn Mawr College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Bryn Mawr College offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bryn Mawr College

It is extremely difficult to get into Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr College admitted 39% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, just 1,334 out of the 3,391 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryn Mawr College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 89% of students who start at Bryn Mawr College come back for their second year of college. Around 87% of students who started at Bryn Mawr College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Bryn Mawr College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Bryn Mawr College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Bryn Mawr College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bryn Mawr College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Bryn Mawr College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Bryn Mawr College full-time are awarded $57,010 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $25,370 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bryn Mawr College.

Based on this information, is Bryn Mawr College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Bryn Mawr College a good school for you?

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Where is Bryn Mawr College?

Bryn Mawr College is located in the suburban setting of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

If you are interested in seeing Bryn Mawr College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 476 to Bryn Mawr, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bryn Mawr College and Bryn Mawr are like without leaving home.

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College Info

101 North Merion Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bryn Mawr College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bryn Mawr College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bryn Mawr College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bryn Mawr College is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Bryn Mawr College ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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33 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bryn Mawr College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Bryn Mawr College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bryn Mawr College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1290 - 1460


Math SAT Range

620 - 750


Reading SAT Range

640 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1460 and Above


1290 to 1460


1290 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bryn Mawr College students is 1362. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bryn Mawr College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1290 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1290 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College Tuition & Fees

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