Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College, at Bryn Mawr, Pa; undergraduate for women, graduate coeducational; opened 1885 by the Society of Friends, with a bequest from Joseph W. Taylor of Burlington, N.J. Modeled on a group curriculum plan at Johns Hopkins, Bryn Mawr was one of the first women's colleges in the United States to offer graduate degrees. The library is especially noted for its collection of rare books and medieval incunabula. The school maintains a cooperative program with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and an exchange program with Spelman College.

Private women's liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pa., near Philadelphia. Though founded in 1885 by a group of Quakers, it has long operated on a nondenominational basis. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, social research, and social work. It enjoys an academic exchange with nearby Haverford and Swarthmore colleges and the University of Pennsylvania.

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