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Bryn Athyn College

United States
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About Bryn Athyn College

Founded in 1877, Bryn Athyn College is a small, private, coeducational, liberal arts college dedicated to a New Church approach to education and life. The curriculum pairs rigorous academics with spiritual inquiry, and emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education. Bryn Athyn classes are small, with an average class size of 15 students and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. The 130-acre campus is located in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, just 14 miles north of center-city Philadelphia.

A Bryn Athyn College education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact on others. Here, you’ll be encouraged to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction. Our mission is to enhance students’ civil, moral, and spiritual lives, as well as to contribute to human spiritual welfare. To this end, we offer a liberal arts education founded on strong spiritual principles. Our Core Program emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education. Our curriculum pairs challenging academics with spiritual inquiry, giving you creative space to explore your spiritual convictions and examine the deeper significance of your coursework.

A Bryn Athyn College education will challenge you to think independently, write clearly, develop your ideas, and decide what you stand for. Your education here will help you succeed in graduate school, in your career, and in life. At Bryn Athyn, it’s not just about you. It’s about how you live your beliefs and what you do to make a difference.

Campus information

Bryn Athyn College is located just north of Philadelphia in suburban Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. The campus mirrors the Bryn Athyn Historic District along Huntingdon Pike, which is home to Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Cairnwood Estate, and is just minutes from Southampton and Historic Bethayres.

Our campus community is tight-knit, and our strong purpose unites us. Our small size allows students to make connections and develop close relationships with each other, as well as participate in meaningful mentor relationships with professors.

Our student body is diverse. Nearly 15% of our students come to Bryn Athyn from places outside the United States; from countries as varied as South Africa, Korea, Ghana, Ukraine, and Denmark. We value the unique perspectives that all of our students bring.

Bryn Athyn College has a 8:1 student-faculty ratio, so our professors are approachable and accessible. And our faculty go above and beyond in this regard, whether that means holding office hours in the coffee shop, playing pick-up hockey with students, or joining students in service work.

Bryn Athyn College is located in the warm and thriving borough of Bryn Athyn, nestled in the suburbs north of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, the country’s sixth largest city, is easily accessible from Bryn Athyn by car, bus, or train.

Accommodation

Our campus has two large residence halls that house mostly first-year students, Child’s Hall for men and Grant Hall for women. Most second and third-year students live in an apartment in one of our three Suites—Brock Hall, Gladish Hall, or King Hall—and enjoy full kitchens and either single or double rooms. Seniors can elect to share one of our cozy cathedral-ceilinged Cottages—Alden Cottage, Gyllenhaal Cottage, Hyatt Cottage, or Woodard Cottage.

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Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 5

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