#53, overall score 57.83/100

Fun Fact:

Students often leave offerings before a statue of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, in order to receive her help before finals or other academic projects.

Why should Jewish students attend Bryn Mawr? If you’re looking for a small liberal arts college with an active Jewish community, Bryn Mawr offers a solid and welcoming Jewish community with unique programs like the Liberal Arts Birthright Trip, an active Israel group, an amazing Shabbat dinner atmosphere, thoughtful classes (some with faculty members) and great volunteering opportunities like the Stories That Live Holocaust storytelling fellowship. —- Rabbi Eli Gurevitz, Rohr Center for Jewish Life

ACADEMICS Score: 25/30

  • Score: 25/30
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Jewish studies major: No
  • Israel studies major: No


  • Tuition: $48,790
  • Room & board costs: $15,370
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $41,320
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Jane M. Oppenheimer Scholarship


  • Location: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,346
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 200
  • Jewish population share: 15%
  • Student origin: 16% in-state / 84% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III

ISRAEL Score: 13.67/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 15.83/40

  • Score: 15.83/40
  • Hillel: Bryn Mawr College Hillel
  • Chabad: Rohr Center for Jewish Life
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 21 (6 Orthodox, 8 Conservative, 7 Reform)
  • Eruv: None
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Maggie Siff
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: All over the country.
  • Kosher food details: There’s a Giant supermarket just three miles away — two train stops — with a kosher deli/bakery/sushi and a full kosher shopping experience. There are also a pizza place and meat place in Merion Station (about a 10 minute drive away).
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