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How Well Is Bryn Mawr College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bryn Mawr College was awarded 34 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

Bryn Mawr landed the #90 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Bryn Mawr also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bryn Mawr?

Acceptance Rate

Bryn Mawr College has an acceptance rate of 38%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Bryn Mawr.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Bryn Mawr submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 730. Math scores were between 660 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 650 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 660 to 770 )
Bryn Mawr received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Bryn Mawr College  ( 29 to 33 )

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Bryn Mawr College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Bryn Mawr, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 8 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bryn Mawr College is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bryn Mawr College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bryn Mawr College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Bryn Mawr for first-time, full-time students is 78%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  78 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Bryn Mawr

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,389 undergraduates at Bryn Mawr with 1,377 being full-time and 12 being part-time.

Bryn Mawr Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Bryn Mawr scored 49.62 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  49.62 out of 100
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How Much Does Bryn Mawr College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bryn Mawr is $29,334. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bryn Mawr

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,289 $14,753 $21,857 $23,869 $43,591

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bryn Mawr, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bryn Mawr, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,705 a year. That adds up to $26,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bryn Mawr is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bryn Mawr Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr make about $54,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Bryn Mawr students since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Bryn Mawr makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Bryn Mawr College

Contact details for Bryn Mawr are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5000

Bryn Mawr College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 32 majors graduated from Bryn Mawr College. Of these students, 406 received undergraduate degrees and 90 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 43 $29,600
Mathematics 35 NA
General English Literature 32 $25,800
Sociology 29 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 23 NA
General Biology 21 NA
International Studies 21 NA
Political Science & Government 17 NA
History 15 NA
Chemistry 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bryn Mawr College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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