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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church is a private institution that was founded in 1877. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 237, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 130 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $16,878 (2012-13).
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Bryn Athyn College is a coeducational, Christian, liberal arts college, dedicated to helping students prepare for lives of meaningful service. We offer academic programs easily tailored to meet the needs of our students. Our educational approach incorporates experiential learning- through service learning, internships and international experiences. While our perspective is global, reflecting the inclusive, service-oriented Christianity taught in the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, our educational methods are personal, focused on your unique learning style and special talents.
Bryn Athyn College is affiliated with the New Church, an inclusive Christianity based on the Bible and the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. The teachings of the New Church enrich every facet of our academic programs and campus life, helping us create an atmosphere that maintains a spiritual focus while embracing variety and individuality.
Our campus is located in beautiful Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, just 20 miles from downtown (Center City) Philadelphia.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||General Church of the New Jerusalem|
When applying to Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||44.4%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church is 7:1, and the school has 84.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; History, General; Religion/Religious Studies, Other; Education, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.2 percent.
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church has a total undergraduate enrollment of 237, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students. At this school, 74.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, 33 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church.
|Students who have cars on campus||33%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, 64.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,411.
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|Tuition and fees||$16,878 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,771 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data