Bryn Mawr, founded in 1885, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its graduate schools became coeducational in 1930. The college ranks first in the percentage of undergraduates who earn Ph.D.s in the humanities - and third in all fields - a testament to the college's outstanding academic programs and preparation. Over one third of Bryn Mawr students major in mathematics and the sciences, three to five times the national average, and the college is among the top three institutions in numbers of women physics majors. The student body is unusually diverse: nearly one third are students of color, and an average of 10% are international students. Its 135-acre campus is located in Bryn Mawr, 11 miles west of Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Undergrad women only
1,425
Undergraduates
1,425
Women - 100%
341
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 3,391 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
681 average
620-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
681 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$79,440
Tuition and Fees
$58,940
Room and Board
$18,050
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,010
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,370
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
155
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
23%
10-19
50%
20-29
16%
30-39
7%
40-49
2%
50-99
3%
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Bryn Mawr Population
4,382
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Asian
13.9%
Black/African-American
6.4%
Hispanic/Latino
11.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.9%
White
59.9%
Unknown
2.4%
International Students
15.4% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
100.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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