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Why a Women's College?

Smart, strong women come to Bryn Mawr College seeking an unparalleled education and meaningful opportunities to contribute to the world.

Here, students are offered expansive academic opportunities in an intimate setting; a close, connected community that fosters lifelong connections—and the preparation women need to lead.

But perhaps what's most exciting is that attending a women's college is distinctive. Today's women's colleges attract bold, curious minds who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. A Bryn Mawr education will set you apart in ways you may not even have imagined.

Ready to learn more? We invite you to set aside any preconceived notions or myths and discover more about what women's colleges are really all about.

Bryn Mawr connects women — to ideas, to opportunities, to one other, and to the world. We hope to connect with you soon.

"When the College opened its doors in 1885, other women's colleges existed, but Bryn Mawr was the first in the U.S. to offer graduate education through the Ph.D. Today, Bryn Mawr remains as academically ambitious as it was at its founding."

Kimberly Wright Cassidy, President

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Contact Us

Admissions | Financial Aid

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Benham-Gateway Building
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 610-526-5152
Fax: 610-526-7471

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 610-526-5245
Fax: 610-526-5249