Bryn Athyn College Of The New Church

Overview of Bryn Athyn College Of The New Church

Bryn Athyn is located in Bryn Athyn, PA (a large suburb). The school is a Other Religion school. Bryn Athyn is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Bryn Athyn is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Bryn Athyn Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 470 and 630.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Bryn Athyn has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

The school had 138 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

Student Life

Bryn Athyn has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Bryn Athyn offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Bryn Athyn College of the New Church serves as an intellectual center for all who desire to pursue a higher education in the liberal arts and sciences, enriched and structured by the Old and New Testaments and the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. The purpose of this education is to enhance students' civil, moral, and spiritual life, as well as to contribute to human spiritual welfare."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Bryn Athyn

Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
801 Tomlinson Rd
Bryn Athyn , PA 19009-0717
General Phone: (267) 502-2543

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Bryn Athyn Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts22English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, history
Religion and Philosophy5religion, religious studies, ministry
Education and Teaching0elementary school teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Bryn Athyn in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree116
Associate's degree141
Master's degree21
First-professional degree21

Bryn Athyn Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bryn Athyn had a total enrollment of 138 students (132 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 65%
Women 35%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 6%
First Professional 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 97%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 41%
20-21 24%
22-24 14%
25-29 7%
30-34 1%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)23%
North Carolina2%
New Hampshire2%

Bryn Athyn Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Bryn Athyn Room and Board (2007)

Bryn Athyn offers campus housing for 110 of its 132 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Bryn Athyn Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480670
SAT Math470630
SAT Writing450610
ACT Verbal1928
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1927

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Bryn Athyn Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 10,620
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,620
Room and board $ 5,853
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 700

Financial Aid:
Bryn Athyn participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 322800)

Bryn Athyn Faculty

Bryn Athyn has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track20
Non-tenured and not on tenure track74

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*1*
Associate professoracademic year3$64,8452*
Assistant professoracademic year6$64,3593$62,515
Instructoracademic year1*0*
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year10$63,2137$61,109

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bryn Athyn Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

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Bryn Athyn Highlights

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What Sets Bryn Athyn Apart:

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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