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 women’s college to offer a Ph.D. education in the U.S. Since 1931, graduate enrollment has been co-educational and today embraces inclusivity as one of its core values. 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.
The most important woman mathematician and physicist of the 20th century, who joined the Bryn Mawr faculty after fleeing Nazi Germany.
Cornelia King (B.A., 1975), Ann Steiner (Ph.D., 1981) and Professor Carl Nylander examine pottery in the Ella Riegel Memorial Museum, 1972.
Naomi J. Halas (Ph.D. 1986)
The inventor of the first nanoparticle with tunable plasmonic resonances and winner of numerous awards for her pioneering work in the field of nanophotonics and plasmonics gives a speech about her graduate experience at Bryn Mawr.
Max Weintraub (Ph.D. 2006)
President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum says, "I will always owe a deep debt of gratitude to Bryn Mawr, as the expertise of my professors and the support of my peers provided a tremendous springboard to what has already been a richly rewarding career in the arts.""
Bryn Mawr's distinguished scholars in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art are recognized on the atrium wall of Carpenter Library.