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.
A Bryn Mawr education is designed to encourage intellectual exploration, independent initiative, advanced research, and the mastery of skills essential to meaningful scholarship: critical reasoning, reasoned argument, clear expression, and the ability to solve problems creatively and work across disciplines.
Bryn Mawr College offers undergraduate students many opportunities to undertake academic research. Students refine their research skills once they have declared a Major course of study, with many departments offering research methodology courses along with senior thesis opportunities.
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment gathers, evaluates, and analyzes campus data and provides information about the College both to the general public and to College policymakers. A major role of the office is to provide data analysis in support of the assessment of student learning and of institutional effectiveness. This information informs future policy decisions and program improvements on campus.
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Bryn Mawr College does not provide housing for graduate students. However, the undergraduate College maintains an off-campus housing guide with useful information about various housing options in the region.
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The BMC Health and Wellness Center grieves the relentless series of violence toward Black individuals and communities. This race based violence adds to the already overwhelming chaos and stress of the current pandemic. We strongly oppose discrimination, hate, and intolerance and stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, and staff.
Bryn Mawr's campus, long recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country, is set in a century-old, varied suburb that is 11 miles west of Philadelphia, the nation's sixth-largest city. The majestic stone buildings that anchor the campus were the first examples of a style of architecture that came to be known as Collegiate Gothic, and they served as templates for dozens of other campuses. Today the campus includes 40 buildings on 135 acres. Got five minutes? Take a roller-coaster video tour of the campus with student guides.
Bryn Mawr College is committed to supporting a variety of student clubs and organizations which are consistent with the educational philosophy and mission of the College.Social fraternities or sororities are not permitted at the College. The College has determined that students are better served by the numerous non-exclusive student clubs and organizations which exist on campus. Bryn Mawr College does not recognize the charter of any social fraternity or sorority. No College facilities (including all public and private spaces, bulletin boards, and campus mail) can be used for any social fraternity or sorority activities.
Bryn Mawr College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Accreditation indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
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