About Bryn Athyn College

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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. 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 12 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.

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A Bryn Athyn College education will challenge you to think independently, write clearly, develop your ideas, and decide what you stand for. The pairing of challenging academics with spiritual inquiry gives you creative space to explore your spiritual convictions and examine the deeper significance of your coursework. Your education here will help you succeed in graduate school, in your career, and in life.

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.  At Bryn Athyn we think a lot about purpose–about what you can bring to the table and offer others.  In this way a Bryn Athyn College education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact on others. Bryn Athyn College encourages you to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction because as you develop your own amazing potential you will make an important difference to those around you.

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