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Bryn Mawr College

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Founded in 1885, the Bryn Mawr College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Bryn Mawr (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Bryn Mawr College (BMC) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) women only US higher education institution. Bryn Mawr College (BMC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 139-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BMC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Bryn Mawr College's Control Typeprivate


Bryn Mawr College's Entity Typenon-profit


Bryn Mawr College' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Bryn Mawr College's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Acronym BMC
Founded 1885
Motto Veritatem Dilexi
I Delight in the Truth
Colours Yellow and white
Mascot Owl
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University Location

Address 101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr
19010-2859 Pennsylvania
United States
Bryn Mawr College's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Bryn Mawr College Phone Number +1 (610) 526 5000
Bryn Mawr College Fax Number +1 (610) 526 7471

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Bryn Mawr College's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Bryn Mawr College's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Bryn Mawr College's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
45,000-49,999 US$
(41,010-45,570 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
45,000-49,999 US$
(41,010-45,570 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Bryn Mawr College's admission information.

Bryn Mawr College's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Women Only.

Bryn Mawr College's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Bryn Mawr College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Bryn Mawr College's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

Bryn Mawr College's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Bryn Mawr College's Admission Office Admission Office

101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr 19010-2899
(610) 526 5152
800 262 1885

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Bryn Mawr College has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Bryn Mawr College's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Bryn Mawr College's Control Type Control Type

Bryn Mawr College is a private higher education institution.

Bryn Mawr College's Entity Type Entity Type

Bryn Mawr College is a non-profit higher education institution.

Bryn Mawr College's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Bryn Mawr College's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Bryn Mawr College's Disabled Students Friendliness Disabled Students %

This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.

Religious Affiliation

Bryn Mawr College does not have any religious affiliation (formerly Quaker).

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Bryn Mawr College's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Humanities/social sciences-dominant

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Bryn Mawr College's main facilities:

Bryn Mawr College's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Bryn Mawr College's Library

Bryn Mawr College's library has 2 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 670,795 physical volumes, 11,136 physical media, 955 digital/electronic media and 159 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 29 full-time employees, including 12 librarians. Bryn Mawr College's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Bryn Mawr College's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Bryn Mawr College provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,277 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Bryn Mawr College's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Bryn Mawr College's main services:

Bryn Mawr College's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Bryn Mawr College's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Bryn Mawr College's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

This institution has not reported offering distance education opportunities. Source: IPDES.

Bryn Mawr College's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Bryn Mawr College's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Bryn Mawr College's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Bryn Mawr College is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Bryn Mawr College's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • American Chemical Society
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Bryn Mawr College's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Bryn Mawr College's Facebook page Bryn Mawr College's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Bryn Mawr College's X (formerly Twitter) page Bryn Mawr College's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Bryn Mawr College's YouTube channel Bryn Mawr College's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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