Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

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2014 Quick Stats
2965 College Drive, PO Box 717

Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

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Phone: (267) 502-2400
2013-2014 Tuition
$17,722
tuition and fees
Students
242
enrolled
45%
male /
55%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
45.4%
accepted

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Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Summary

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church is a private institution that was founded in 1877. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 242, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,722 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1877
Religious affiliation General Church of the New Jerusalem
Academic calendar trimester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $59,337,046

Applying

When applying to Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 45.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Bryn Athyn College of the New Church is 7:1, and the school has 81.2 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; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Education, General; History, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 7:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 42%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 13%
Education, General 13%
History, General 13%
Psychology, General 13%

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Student Life

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church has a total undergraduate enrollment of 242, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 257
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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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

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Paying for School

At Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, 77.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,918.

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Tuition and fees $17,722 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,260 (2013-14)
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