A Tradition of Excellence
Bryn Mawr College is a small liberal arts college, part of the Seven Sisters network of women’s colleges in the United States. Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr College was the first institution to provide a Ph.D. education to women in the U.S. It is our tradition that each department features a remarkable diversity in sub-disciplinary study coordinated by a community of scholars known for their pedagogical expertise and discipline defining research. Bryn Mawr College is internationally recognized for consistently producing distinguished alumnae with a global reach.
Nettie Stevens (Ph.D., 1903)
Early geneticist responsible for the discovery of XY sex-determination, peers into her microscope at the Zoological Station, Naples, Italy.
Bryn Mawr's distinguished scholars in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art are recognized on the atrium wall of Carpenter Library.
Bryn Mawr's historic College Hall, completed in 1907 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991.
Cornelia King (B.A., 1975), Ann Steiner (Ph.D., 1981) and Professor Carl Nylander examine pottery in the Ella Riegel Memorial Museum, 1972.