Bryn Mawr College
Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Lower Merion Township, 11 miles west of Philadelphia. It was the first women's college in the United States to grant the Ph.D. to women. Today, the College is made up of an undergraduate college of 1,287 women and two co-educational graduate schools, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, with 458 students. Students come from 49 states and 43 countries around the world. Seventy-five percent of students receive financial aid and 30 percent are students of color. Bryn Mawr has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Thirty-six majors and 38 minors are offered, as well as eight interdepartmental concentrations. A division of special programs includes the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program designed for men and women who need basic scientific training before applying to medical school and the Katharine E. McBride Program for women over traditional college age working toward an undergraduate degree. Bryn Mawr is part of the Tri-College Consortium, along with Haverford College and Swarthmore College. In 2008, Jane Dammen McAuliffe became the College’s 8th President.