Bryn Mawr brings together a distinctive, diverse set of smart, curious, and creative young women from all over the U.S. and all over the world. It recognizes this diversity as critical to what students learn and how they understand their place in the world, critical to their ability to understand and collaborate with those who can draw them into new ways of thinking.
- 24 percent of Bryn Mawr students are international citizens—the third highest percentage of any liberal arts college in the U.S.
- Another 5 percent are dual citizens of both the U.S. and another country
- 32 percent are U.S. students of color
- The average need-based gift award is $38,637.
- 16 percent are first-generation college students
The result is a community where boundary-crossing conversations and connections are a daily fact of life, and students are guided in reaching out beyond themselves. Our dormitories and classroom are spaces where students forge ties that span the world and last a lifetime.
More than 40 student organizations focus on bringing students together to celebrate, learn about, and address matters of diversity, both locally and globally. These organizations range from Amnesty International to U.S. affinity groups such as Mujeres and Sisterhood to international ones such as the South Asian Student Association to those that gather around various cultural and religious traditions. Learn more about student organizations at Bryn Mawr.
Bryn Mawr’s distinctive Pensby Center for Community Development and Inclusion also plays a key role in shaping the College community by fostering meaningful dialogue across difference. Learn more about the Pensby Center.
- Dimensions of Diversity
- StoryCORE (Connecting Over Reflections and Experiences)
- International Student Services
Bryn Mawr has also extended its community by building sustained relationships that go beyond the campus walls.
- The Civic Engagement Office takes students out into the large and diverse metropolitan area where we are located
- International partnerships enable students to connect directly (and intensively) with others elsewhere, as in the collaborative summer school with Nanyang Technological University and the community-based Lagim Tehi Tuma program in Ghana.
This sense of connection and community continues long after students graduate. Bryn Mawr alumnae constitute a remarkable, close-knit global network of women leaders who stay in touch and have made a difference wherever they are located. Their learning through diversity and comfort in engaging the broader world never stops.