Bryn Mawr College: Statistics

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#1069 of 14,131 In the World
#309 of 2,597 In North America
#278 of 2,496 In the United States
#12 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1 of 2 In Bryn Mawr
#121 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 74 other topics
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Acceptance rate
39%
Avg. cost to attend
$34,482 /y
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
1,423
Graduates
355
Male:Female Ratio
4:96
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Bryn Mawr College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Bryn Mawr College has an acceptance rate of 39% and is among the top 9% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 39%
Applicants 3,391 3,391
Admissions 1,334 1,334
Freshmen enrolled full time 422 422

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 948 (53%)
Nonresident Alien 233 (13%)
Asian 187 (11%)
Hispanic 161 (9%)
Black or African American 113 (6%)
Two or more races 87 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 49 (3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Bryn Mawr College is $34,482 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$34,482/year
Average aid awarded
$39,058
Students receiving aid
82%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,782
$30-48K $10,317
$48-75K $23,774
$75-110K $25,729
$110K+ $51,983

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $55,025$48,328
Tuition in-state $55,025$48,328
Tuition out-of-state $55,025$48,328
Fee in-district $1,295
Fee in-state $1,295
Fee out-of-state $1,295

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,277
Combined charge for room and board $17,370
Room charge $9,910
Meal charge $7,460

Bryn Mawr College majors

Bryn Mawr College has granted 290 bachelor's degrees across 33 programs, 74 master's across 5 programs, and 5 doctorate degrees across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Bryn Mawr College.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Social Work 65 1
English Language and Literature, General 31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 27
Mathematics, General 23 2
Psychology, General 24
Computer Science 22
Political Science and Government, General 16
Chemistry, General 12 2 1
Economics, General 12
Archeology 8 2 1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 3 2
Environmental Studies 10
Sociology, General 10
Urban Studies & Affairs 9
Anthropology, General 8
Linguistics 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8
Philosophy 8
History, General 7
French Language and Literature 5
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
International & Globalization Studies 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
East Asian Studies 3
Physics, General 3
Comparative Literature 2
Italian Language and Literature 2
Geology & Earth Science, General 1
German Language and Literature 1
Latin Language and Literature 1
Neuroscience 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 290 74 5

Bryn Mawr College has a graduation rate of 87%, which is among the 6% highest for universities in the US.

Total Women
Graduation rate 87% 87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

Publications & Citations

Bryn Mawr College has published 5,746 scientific papers with 123,049 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Political Science, Environmental Science, Philosophy, Medicine, Computer Science, Sociology, Law, and Physics.

Publications
5,746
Citations
123,049

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,717 / 60,027
Biology
2,232 / 69,477
Political Science
2,028 / 37,753
Environmental Science
1,968 / 48,052
Philosophy
1,904 / 32,444
Medicine
1,871 / 52,039
Computer Science
1,810 / 44,355
Sociology
1,803 / 38,114
Law
1,803 / 34,770
Physics
1,779 / 61,589
Psychology
1,694 / 48,646
Engineering
1,667 / 56,882
History
1,593 / 14,666
Chemistry
1,438 / 51,185
Geography and Cartography
1,193 / 21,720
Quantum and Particle physics
1,092 / 46,438
Art & Design
927 / 8,284
Archaeology
926 / 12,797
Geology
913 / 33,015
Economics
813 / 12,653
Linguistics
801 / 19,391
Genetics
793 / 18,854
Mathematics
769 / 30,254
Business
756 / 20,595
Biochemistry
745 / 20,682
Paleontology
725 / 29,597
Social Psychology
677 / 19,545
Psychiatry
650 / 22,269
Ecology
639 / 18,069
Organic Chemistry
635 / 14,512
Materials Science
601 / 28,986
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
584 / 13,582
Neuroscience
551 / 17,389
Statistics
467 / 15,068
Child Psychology
464 / 19,915
Development Studies
457 / 8,792
Pathology
443 / 10,985
Optical Engineering
411 / 17,731
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
409 / 3,613
Classics and Ancient History
396 / 1,746

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 63 564
1991 91 613
1992 73 760
1993 56 718
1994 73 698
1995 74 744
1996 93 856
1997 66 902
1998 78 998
1999 76 981
2000 63 1055
2001 86 1081
2002 64 1303
2003 80 1426
2004 80 1531
2005 91 1821
2006 90 2132
2007 100 2493
2008 113 2771
2009 95 3341
2010 141 3764
2011 131 4214
2012 135 4779
2013 179 5323
2014 129 5607
2015 122 5846
2016 168 5916
2017 136 6200
2018 146 6533
2019 175 7683
2020 149 8637
2021 218 10127
2022 143 8041
Academic rankings

Bryn Mawr College alumni

  1. Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-2003 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    television actorautobiographeractorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress whose career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned over six decades. She was known for her headstrong independence, spirited personality, and outspokenness, cultivating a screen persona that matched this public image, and regularly playing strong-willed, sophisticated women. Her work was in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and earned her various accolades, including four Academy Awards for Best Actress—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named the greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute.

  2. Daniel Dae Kim

    Daniel Dae Kim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorvoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, Gavin Park in Angel, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row video game series. He also runs a production company, 3AD, which is currently producing the television series The Good Doctor. He portrayed Ben Daimio in the superhero film Hellboy and provided the voice of Chief Benja in the Disney animated film Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

  3. Maggie Siff

    Maggie Siff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Maggie Siff is an American actress. Her most notable television roles have included department store heiress Rachel Menken Katz on the AMC drama Mad Men, Dr. Tara Knowles on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy for which she was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and psychiatrist Wendy Rhoades on the Showtime series Billions.

  4. Martha Gellhorn

    Martha Gellhorn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1998 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    journalistwar correspondentwriternovelist
    Biography

    Martha Ellis Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer, and journalist who is considered one of the great war correspondents of the 20th century.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Founded 1885
Motto Veritatem Dilexi
I Delight in the Truth
Colors yellow, white
Academic calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 647
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 101 N Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 19010
United States
City population 6,000
Phone 6105265000

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