Program areas at Bryn Mawr College
Instruction: During the year, Bryn Mawr College's enrollment consisted of approximately 1,385 full and part-time undergraduate students in residence and 335 graduate and professional students. In FY2020, Bryn Mawr conferred 358 bachelor's degrees; 75 post-baccalaureate certificates; 93 master's degrees and 8 doctoral degrees. Seventy-four percent of full-time undergraduate students received some form of financial aid. The average aid award was $53,763. In addition, during fiscal year 2020, the College provided over $4.6 million in subawards to other institutions for instruction in critical languages.
Public Service and Civic Engagement: Bryn Mawr College's Phebe Anna Thorne School has been serving families in the greater Philadelphia area for more than sixty years. The Thorne School continues to offer developmentally oriented, child-centered pre-school and kindergarden programs. Civic Engagement collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare students to be socially responsible leaders and citizens through purposeful action, reflection, and learning. A wide variety of programs include providing direct service such as tutoring, tax preparation, mentoring, and leadership training, and reflecting on that service inside and outside of a classroom setting. This dynamic combination of the practical and the academic helps shape students' professional goals, gives them real work experience, and provides the Philadelphia metropolitan area with much-needed services.
Research: Since its founding in 1885, the College has maintained its character as a small residential community which fosters close working relationships between faculty and students. The faculty of teachers/scholars emphasizes learning through conversation and collaboration, primary reading, original research and experimentation. The College's faculty research support program reflect a strong institutional commitment to faculty scholarship and to the relationship between teaching and research.