Our goal is to bring the best and brightest to Bryn Mawr without regard for their financial need. In 2016, 54% of enrolled financial aid applicants were assessed to have financial need (using institutional methodology).
Once here, our students receive a rigorous education that teaches critical, creative and independent habits of thought and expression. For that, we rely on innovative teaching and learning opportunities both in- and outside the classroom. Here are just a few:
- The Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center (LILAC) helps students make connections between their academic work and life beyond the College by offering career development services, intern- and externships, connections with alumnae/i, and civic engagement with community-based organizations;
- Our semester long 360° Course Clusters focus on one problem, theme, or experience for the purpose of interdisciplinary research and scholarship;
- The Emily Balch Seminars challenge first-year students to think about complex, wide-ranging issues across disciplines and from a variety of perspectives;
- Praxis integrates theory and practice through field placements in public health centers, museums, community-development and social service agencies, schools, and local government offices.
This level of innovation requires tremendous support and a deep belief in the outcomes. It's a tall order but one that’s integral to Bryn Mawr’s commitment to women’s education.