Bryn Mawr College

386 reviews
  1. Bryn Mawr, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Bryn Mawr College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Bryn Mawr College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1200-1440
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,285/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,892/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,581/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,649/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,616/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,125/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,291Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Unique
    40%
  • More invested in knowledge than in numeric grades
    27%
  • Intellectual
    20%
  • Feminist
    7%
  • Spoiled hampton kids
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • All of the above
    42%
  • Gorgeous campus and amazing professors
    25%
  • It's like living in Hogwart.
    25%
  • Self care
    8%

After Bryn Mawr College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

386 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    148
  • Average
    103
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    9
Some of the science courses can be really tough because some professors want to &amp;quot;weed out the weak&amp;quot; or something, and truthfully, the humanities seem really weak and easy! I guess if you're into the humanities and just want a high GPA this is a good place. But some departments are absolutely FANTASTIC and many of the professors really do care. Overall the classes are pretty hit or miss though.

Some of the best departments in my opinion? Psychology, the languages, chemistry. Linguistics seems popular but that department is shared by Bryn Mawr/Haverford/Swarthmore Colleges.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 2 2013
We have a great community of students. Everyone gets along, and I have yet to witness &quot;girl drama&quot;. The campus is beautiful and ALWAYS clean. We have cherry blossom trees that all boom in the Spring, and it is absolutely heavenly. In May, all of us gather in white dresses to picnic under the cherry blossom trees.
We have a very strong traditions, 5 each year, that helps us bond with classmates as well as students of other classes. All 5 require cross-class activities and everyone gets really into it. It's a great community.
During the weekdays, however, it is academically intense and there isn't much life on campus. A-!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 14 2012
I am a Psychology major and I really enjoy the program. You learn a lot, and don't just memorize facts- the assignments given are generally pretty thought-provoking and aren't just designed to make you recite memorized facts. All of the Psych professors seem really cool, though I haven't had a few of them. Many of them are still very active in research, and will offer research positions and ask for undergrad help. Even as a freshman I was offered a summer job doing low-level work in a rat lab! I just wish they would talk more about what we could do AFTER we graduate, because that hasn't really been touched on much.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 2 2013