. Invitation to Visit

An Invitation to Visit

The Bryn Mawr area has much to offer its visitors. Whether your passions include museums, politics, historic architecture, farmers' markets, or cheesesteaks, you will find it in and around Bryn Mawr College.

Bryn Mawr College is located in a town of 9,000 residents on the historic Main Line. The campus is a five minute walk from the town's main thoroughfare, Lancaster Pike; an 18th century highway which is also home to some of the most popular businesses, shops, and dining spots in Phildelphia's western suburbs. Establishments such as Border's Books and Music, Marbles Restaurant, and Repo Records would be the envy of any large city. Should one wish to visit a large city one may take the Paoli Local train which runs from Bryn Mawr to Philadelphia, America's fifth largest city. The Paoli Local leaves once every half hour, ferries passengers eleven miles to the East, and takes approximately twenty minutes.

Philadelphia is a city steeped in history. It was the center of the American revolutionary movement, the birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, and served as the national capital from 1789 until the establishment of Washington, D.C. in 1800. Chinatown, Reading Terminal Farmer's Market, and South Philadelphia's Italian Market also reflect Philadelphia's modern status as a cosmopolitan and diverse city.

The Philadelphia area may also be thought of as an educational megaplex with over eighty-six institutions of higher education. Some of the institutions closest to Bryn Mawr are Haverford, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. If you are considering a visit to Bryn Mawr as part of a larger college tour, you should keep in mind our close proximity to these institutions and that it is easy to visit more than two other colleges in the same day.

If you would like more information about Bryn Mawr, please contact us at:
Office of Admissions, Suite A
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010-2899
(610) 526-5153


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