Points of Pride

A Bryn Mawr woman is defined by a rare combination of personal characteristics, which include an intense intellectual commitment, a purposeful vision of her life and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. These attributes create a spirit that is palpable on campus.


When Bryn Mawr College opened its doors in 1885, it offered women a more ambitious academic program than any previously available to them in the United States. Other women's colleges existed, but Bryn Mawr was the first to offer graduate education through the Ph.D.—a signal of its founders' refusal to accept the limitations imposed on women's intellectual achievement at other institutions.

Location & Contact

Bryn Mawr College

101 North Merion Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages and Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Greek
  • History
  • Human Rights/Social Justice
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's/Gender Studies