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Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

"Until only recently called the Academy of the New Church, this tiny liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of New Jerusalem (the New Church) offers five "interdisciplinary" programs which allow students to combine any two of a large variety of areas of study, as well as an Associates degree. Bryn Athyn's very roomy campus is located in suburban southeastern Pennsylvania."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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"Until only recently called the Academy of the New Church, this tiny liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of New Jerusalem (the New Church) offers five "interdisciplinary" programs which allow students to combine any two of a large variety of areas of study, as well as an Associates degree. Bryn Athyn's very roomy campus is located in suburban southeastern Pennsylvania."

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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, 14 miles north of center-city Philadelphia.

A Bryn Athyn 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.

Mission Statement

Bryn Athyn College serves as an intellectual center for all who desire to engage in higher education enriched, guided, and structured by the study of the Old Testament, New Testament, and theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. This education challenges students to develop spiritual purpose, to think broadly and critically from a variety of perspectives, and to build intellectual and practical skills. The ultimate purpose is to enhance students’ civil, moral, and spiritual life, and to contribute to human spiritual welfare.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 270
Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 98% Full Time / 2% Part Time
Geography 59% In State / 41% Out of State / 10% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 67%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
International 10%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 14%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

Student Publications: The Beacon

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring writing center learning center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services personal counseling employment services for undergraduates minority students services
  • Facilities: performing arts center, local and church archives, ecological restoration trust, cathedral, ice rink and pavilion, social center, cairnwood estate, outdoor sanctuary, glencairn museum
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): english as a second language (esl) independent study internships ROTC AROTC
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (50%), Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (13%), Elementary Education and Teaching (12%), Religion/Religious Studies, Other (6%), History (6%), Biology/Biological Sciences (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in religion/religious studies not listed above.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr Kristin King
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 28
Student : Faculty Ratio 6 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 21
Tenure Track Faculty 10
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 67

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 62/100
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Acceptance Rate: 51.8% accepted of 396 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 25
English20 - 34
Math21 - 31
 
SATMath460 - 550
Reading460 - 580
Writing420 - 530

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Academic GPA, Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Volunteer Work, Recommendations

Also Considered: Alumni Relation

Admission Requirements

Optional: Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Science Lab 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2
History 0 2
Academic Electives 0 2
Visual Performing Arts 0 2
Computer Science 0 2

Deadlines

May

1

Regular Decision

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $13,887 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $4,959
$30K-$48K $6,045
$48K-$75K $15,317
$75K-$110K $18,019
$110K+ $21,313

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $16,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,500 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,224 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,260 $6,300
Books $750 $750
Total (before financial aid) $28,734 $24,774

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 83% $5,276
Federal Scholarships/Grants 39% $5,023
Institutional Grants 100% $8,526
Other Federal Grants 20% $507
Pell Grants 39% $4,757
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 39% $3,391
Student Loans 83% $5,276

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.brynathyn.edu/admissions/finance.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.brynathyn.edu/admissions/finance/aid/calculator.html.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

4% of students graduated on time.

58% of students graduated in six years.

74% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Ice Hockey Andrew Burke (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Lacrosse Denise Roessler (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#221 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#81 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#119 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#181 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#234 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#244 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
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