Points of Pride

Bryn Mawr College is a highly selective women's college right outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A close-knit community of about 1,350 undergraduate students, Bryn Mawr is renowned for its academic excellence and engagement with the world.

On Bryn Mawr’s historic campus, students find challenging courses and research opportunities; strong bonds with faculty, students, and alumnae/i; and innovative programs that connect study with action. Students, faculty, and staff work together to build a community that is inclusive and welcoming. Through a holistic curriculum, the country’s oldest Self-Government Association, and a student-owned honor code, Bryn Mawr encourages original thinking.

Critical, creative, and collaborative, Bryn Mawr students and alumnae/i are agents of change and forever members of a community founded on the respect for individuals.


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
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Methods
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Geology
  • German and German Studies
  • Greek / Latin and Classical Studies
  • Growth and Structure of Cities
  • Health Studies
  • Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Studies
  • Italian and Italian Studies
  • Latin American/ Iberian and Latina/o Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace / Conflict and Social Justice Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Visual Studies