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Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate39%

Bryn Mawr College Admissions

It is extremely difficult to get into Bryn Mawr College. Around 39% of applicants get into Bryn Mawr College each year. In 2023, just 1,334 out of the 3,391 students who applied were accepted.

If you want to apply to Bryn Mawr College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Bryn Mawr College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Bryn Mawr College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Bryn Mawr College's admissions stats.

Bryn Mawr College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 68%
Mean SAT Score 1362
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist Yes

Bryn Mawr College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Bryn Mawr College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 20
Early Decision II Yes January 1 February 1
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 April 1

Applying Early to Bryn Mawr College?

Bryn Mawr College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 20.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Bryn Mawr College is 57%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 39%. In 2022, Bryn Mawr College admitted 159 of the 277 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Bryn Mawr College Admissions

Is Bryn Mawr College Difficult To Get Into?

Bryn Mawr College is an extremely difficult school to get into. Bryn Mawr College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Bryn Mawr College accepted 39% of students, about 1,334 from the 3,391 applicants.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Bryn Mawr College, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transferring to Bryn Mawr College

It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Bryn Mawr College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Bryn Mawr College

What does Bryn Mawr College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Bryn Mawr College for more information on admission factors.

Bryn Mawr College Application Requirements

To apply to Bryn Mawr College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Bryn Mawr College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement – – – –
Interview – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation – – – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Transcript of High School Record – – – –
Standardized Test Scores – – – –
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) – – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bryn Mawr College?

Bryn Mawr College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. At Bryn Mawr College 68% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 85% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Bryn Mawr College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA –
3.75 and 3.99 –
3.50 and 3.74 –
3.25 and 3.49 –
3.00 and 3.24 –
2.50 and 2.9 –
2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bryn Mawr College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bryn Mawr College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 48% of Bryn Mawr College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bryn Mawr College?

To be competitive with other Bryn Mawr College applicants, you should strive to score between 1290 and 1460 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Bryn Mawr College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1460 and 25% of scored lower than 1290, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Bryn Mawr College student is 1362.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Bryn Mawr College students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Bryn Mawr College students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

To be most competitive at Bryn Mawr College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Bryn Mawr College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Bryn Mawr College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

More Information on Transferring to Bryn Mawr College

For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Bryn Mawr College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Bryn Mawr College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

Bryn Mawr College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Bryn Mawr College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Bryn Mawr College.

Does Bryn Mawr College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Bryn Mawr College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Bryn Mawr College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Bryn Mawr College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Bryn Mawr College?

❌ No, Bryn Mawr College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Bryn Mawr College's acceptance rate?

βœ… Bryn Mawr College has an acceptance rate of 39%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bryn Mawr College?

βœ… Bryn Mawr College's early decision acceptance rate was 57% in 2021.

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Bryn Mawr College Admissions Requirements

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How hard is it to get into Bryn Mawr College? Bryn Mawr College is a selective institution. The Bryn Mawr College acceptance rate is 39%. This means that the institution accepts 39 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases Β© 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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