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Bryn Mawr College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1885
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,378
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $567,458,000
Admissions Address

101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Website

http://www.brynmawr.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@brynmawr.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Rickard
Admissions office telephone: (610) 526-5152
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 44%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 49%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 2,133
Total acceptances: 940
Total freshman enrollment: 358
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 24%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 2,133
Female acceptances: 940
Female freshman enrollment: 358
Out-of-state freshmen: 85%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 341
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 194
Students enrolled from waiting list: 36

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 88%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 41%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 740
Math: 580 – 680
Combined: 1200 – 1420

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 38.0% 14.0%
600-699 48.0% 56.0%
500-599 13.0% 28.0%
400-499 1.0% 2.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 34%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 – 33
Math: 25 – 29
Composite: 27 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 36.0% 54.0% 19.0%
24-29 58.0% 37.0% 64.0%
18-23 6.0% 9.0% 17.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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