Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, PA
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About Our College
Bryn Athyn College has been educating undergraduates since its incorporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1877. Then known as the Academy of the New Church, in 1890, the academy established a separate organization, the General Church of the New Jerusalem, a religious body based on the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. An endowment from John Pitcairn and others enabled the Academy of the New Church to expand from a seminary into a high school and a two-year college. In 1914, it became a four-year college, and by 1922, the college was conferring both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. In 1997, the Academy of the New Church College adopted a new name: Bryn Athyn College of the New Church.