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Bryn Mawr Makes Princeton Review List of Best Financial Aid Schools

Posted February 5, 2015

Bryn Mawr was ranked #22 in a list of Best Financial Aid schools by The Princeton Review and was profiled in the just released Princeton Review book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition. Princeton Review chose the schools in this book based on a […]

Interim President Cassidy Attends White House Summit on Increasing College Access and Completion Rates for Low-Income Students

Posted January 16, 2014
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Bryn Mawr College Interim President Kim Cassidy joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and an invited group of approximately 150 higher education, government, philanthropic, and business leaders today for a White House summit on increasing college access and completion rates for students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.  Bryn Mawr was invited […]

SmartMoney Focuses on Bryn Mawr for Article About Generous Aid Packages Offered by Liberal Arts Colleges

Posted September 13, 2012

A recent article in SmartMoney about the generous aid packages often offered by private liberal arts colleges focuses on Nicole Barker, an “aspiring Egyptologist from Evanston, Ill.,” who was accepted by both Bryn Mawr and the seemingly much less expansive University of Illinois. From the article: “The aspiring Egyptologist from Evanston, Ill., had gotten into […]

USA Today Quotes Bryn Mawr Student Activist

Posted May 10, 2012

This USA Today story focusing on college and universities’ policies toward undocumented immigrants quotes Jessica Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13, the co-founder of Students for Undocumented Dreams & Decision Equity Now. Elizabeth Held ’12 contributed reporting to the story.

New York Times Blog Praises Posse Program, Using Bryn Mawr as an Example of its Success

Posted February 16, 2012

In “Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers,” the New York Times‘ Tina Rosenberg writes admiringly of the success of the Posse Foundation, which recruits students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by colleges’ traditional selection processes. Partner institutions, including Bryn Mawr, admit supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students each and offer the […]

On “Give a Hoot Day,” Students Will Thank Donors Whose Gifts Make a Bryn Mawr Education Possible

Posted February 9, 2012

On Friday, Feb. 10, more than 250 brightly colored signs will appear along Bryn Mawr’s pathways, pop up on dining hall tables, and decorate doorways. Faculty and staff will don owl pins. It’s all part of Bryn Mawr’s fourth annual “Give a Hoot Day.” Give a Hoot Day marks the time in the school year […]

Class of 2012 Kicks Off Senior Gift Campaign With Record Numbers

Posted November 10, 2011

On Thursday, Oct. 27, more than 100 members of the Class of 2012 donated to the Senior Gift at its kick-off event.  This record-breaking effort amounted to over 30 percent participation from the class, which aims to best the Class of 2011’s 84 percent participation by Convocation on May 17, 2012. Seniors flooded the senior […]

Scholarship Initiative Tops $5 Million, Quadrupling Goal

Posted June 17, 2011

The 125th Anniversary Scholarship Initiative has exceeded all expectations by raising $5.3 million, more than four times the $1.25 million goal. The Board of Trustees launched this fundraising effort to celebrate the College’s 125th anniversary and meet students’ growing need for financial aid.

Class of 2011 Breaks Records for Both Participation and Amount of Senior Gift

Posted May 19, 2011
Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe with Senior Class Co-presidents Sam Salazar and Lindsey Turr during the presentation of the senior gift at the Commencement Convocation

The Class of 2011 delivered a record-breaking senior gift to the Bryn Mawr College Annual Fund this year. More than 260 students, representing 84 percent of the Class of 2011, made their first gifts to the College, raising more than $5,700.

At New York Gala, President Announces Scholarship Initiative’s Stunning Success

Posted May 5, 2011
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Four hundred alumnae/i, parents, staff, and friends of Bryn Mawr College celebrated the College’s past, present, and future at the 125th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 27.  The fundraising gala attracted Bryn Mawrters of all generations, from the Class of 1943 to the Class of 2011, […]

125th-Anniversary Gala in New York Will Raise Funds for Scholarships

Posted March 15, 2011
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On Wednesday April 27, the College will host a fundraising gala at the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. All proceeds of the event will support scholarships for Bryn Mawr students … Read more »

Students Thank 1,000 New Donors on “Give a Hoot Day”

Posted February 17, 2011

On this year’s “Give a Hoot Day,” students signed 1,000 thank you cards to send to new donors—doubling last year’s effort. In addition to the cards, some students expressed their gratitude via video. Give a Hoot Day symbolically marks the point halfway through the school year when revenue from students’ tuition ceases to support the […]

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship: An Introduction to the Academic Life

Posted February 3, 2011
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The Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship supports college students who are interested in academic careers and committed to eradicating racial disparities … More

BMC Q&A: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith

Posted October 28, 2010

In an effort to keep the community informed about what’s happening at Bryn Mawr, College Communications has launched a new Q&A column. The column will run about once a month and feature various members of the president’s cabinet and other College officials. This week’s column features Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer John Griffith. When you […]

Boren Scholarship to Fund Year in Russia for Sophomore Chantal Taylor

Posted May 13, 2010
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Chantal Taylor ’12 of Weaverville, N.C., who majors in Russian and minors in computer science, has been selected for a highly competitive Boren Scholarship for International Study. Just 138 undergraduates were selected from more than 900 applicants for these awards. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas […]

Playwright Jessica Rizzo ’11 Wins Coveted Beinecke Scholarship

Posted April 29, 2010
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Jessica Rizzo ’11, a double major in theater and English, is one of just 20 students nationwide to have been selected for the $34,000 Beinecke scholarship. The coveted awards are given to college juniors who “have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise” during their undergraduate careers; they fund graduate study […]

Former Roommates Meet Again as Goldwater Scholar, Honorable Mention

Posted April 23, 2010
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When Bryn Mawr’s Office of Residential Life made room assignments to first-year students in the fall of 2007, it had no way of knowing how much scientific talent it was concentrating in room 411 of Brecon Hall. Now the two former occupants of that room, Samantha Wood and Sarah Christian, are the winner and an […]

Bryn Mawr’s Year in Review and a Peek at What’s Ahead in 2010

Posted January 12, 2010

There are still a few more days before the hustle and bustle of the spring semester has everyone so busy that they can’t remember what happened last week, let alone last year. So we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the things that made 2009 so special and to take […]

Internship Fair, Information Session Present Opportunities to Students

Posted November 30, 2009

Preparing briefings for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, sequencing and analyzing DNA, and digging into a transportation archive for evidence of a community’s response to the loss of a light rail line are among the many tasks Bryn Mawr students undertook during internships last summer. Students can learn more about how to find […]

Bi-College Team Wins NSF Grant to Train Science Teachers

Posted November 25, 2009

New scholarship funding is available to Bryn Mawr and Haverford science and math majors through an $897,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher/Scholar ProgramRead more»

Bryn Mawr Joins Other Top Schools in Online Admissions Forum

Posted November 24, 2009

Bryn Mawr’s Chief Enrollment and Communications Officer Jenny Rickard will join her counterparts from The University of Pennsylvania;  The University of Vermont; Princeton, Marquette, and Wesleyan Universities; and Grinnell and Williams Colleges for a live webcast about the admissions process on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The event, titled “Inside the Admissions Office,” is […]

President McAuliffe Addresses the Heads of the United Kingdom’s Universities

Posted September 16, 2009

Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe recently returned from the Universities UK (UUK) Annual Conference in Edinburgh, where she gave a speech outlining the effect of the global economic crisis on U.S. colleges and universities. UUK is the membership organization for the heads of all the universities in England, Ireland, and Wales. She called on […]

Bryn Mawr College Grants Veterans the Maximum Financial Benefit Possible as It Joins the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program

Posted June 17, 2009

Bryn Mawr College, continuing its tradition of developing strong women leaders, will participate in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level, announced Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe. “We talk about Bryn Mawr students having a purposeful vision of their lives and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. […]

2009 academic awards to Bryn Mawr students

Posted May 15, 2009

At May Day Convocation on Sunday, May 5, President Jane D. McAuliffe announced the winners of a host of awards given to Bryn Mawr students. The list of more than 50 awards and scholarships includes honors bestowed by Bryn Mawr as well as those given by outside organizations. The complete list of awards is posted here. Read More »

Junior Nicole Gervasio wins Beinecke Scholarship to fund graduate study

Posted May 13, 2009

Nicole Gervasio ’10, a native of Trenton, N.J., who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in literary studies after completing her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr, is one of 21 students nationwide who have been awarded the 2009 Beinecke Scholarship. The scholarship, which is given to “young men and women of exceptional promise” to encourage and […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted March 16, 2009

In an article about the increase in applications at Pennsylvania and New Jersey state schools, The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that Bryn Mawr College, unlike many of its private-college peers, has seen a six-percent increase in applications.

BMC Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid: Pa. Private Colleges Offer a Great Education and a Great Value

Posted February 2, 2009

Dean Jenny Rickard and her counterpart at Dickinson College assure college-bound students that financial aid continues to make private colleges affordable, even in hard times. This opinion piece originally appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Read more »

Bryn Mawr Named one of the 50 “Best Value” Private Colleges by The Princeton Review

Posted January 12, 2009

Bryn Mawr College has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private colleges by The Princeton Review. In its profile of Bryn Mawr on USA Today’s website, the editors at The Princeton Review said, “Classes here are challenging, boasting some outstanding professors and an impressive student-faculty ratio (8:1!)” The “Best Value Colleges” list, […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted January 12, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Bryn Mawr is one of several Philadelphia-area liberal-arts colleges to do well in a “best-value” ranking by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Protecting Bryn Mawr’s financial future: a letter from President McAuliffe

Posted December 4, 2008
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Because Bryn Mawr was on a strong financial footing as the current economic downturn began, President McAuliffe and her advisers believe that spending can be cut without damaging the core mission of the College. Priorities: maintaining academic quality and continuing to meet full demonstrated need of students receiving financial aid.

Bryn Mawr becomes charter member of College Board’s effort to increase access for lower-income students

Posted September 3, 2008

Bryn Mawr College has a long history of leadership in providing low-income students access to a top-quality liberal-arts education. In its survey of highly selective liberal-arts colleges, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education ranked Bryn Mawr among the top five institutions in the proportion of low-income students enrolled. In joining the CollegeKeys Compact, the […]