About Bryn Athyn

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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.

It’s Not Just About You

A Bryn Athyn education isn’t just about you. It’s about your potential to make an impact. Here, you’ll be encouraged to define your goals, discover your passions, and live your life with conviction. Our mission is to enhance students’ civil, moral, and spiritual life, as well as to contribute to human spiritual welfare. To this end, we offer a liberal arts education founded on strong spiritual principles. Our Core Program emphasizes critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, public presentation, and experiential education. Our curriculum pairs challenging academics with spiritual inquiry, giving you creative space to explore your spiritual convictions and examine the deeper significance of your coursework.

It’s About What You Bring, What You Do, What You Become

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.