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Swarthmore College (Swat)

500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA

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Swarthmore College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Swarthmore, PA, which is a predominantly suburban area. Swarthmore College has an annual student enrollment of over 1,500.

Areas of study offered at Swarthmore College include:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • History

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the school. Very common exam scores among applicants admitted to Swarthmore College are between 30 - 34 for the ACT exam, or 2030 - 2300 for the SAT exam. Competition runs high for admissions, given that only 20% of students who applied are accepted to the school. More information regarding admissions can be found at swarthmore.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $45,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Swarthmore College. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $6,800. Some students at Swarthmore College may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

The Swarthmore College Garnet participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the school's http://www.swarthmore.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Swat accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Swarthmore College is around 1,600 students, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $47,000-$56,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,500 to $1,800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships52%$40,870
Receiving Student Loans17%$6,157
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Swarthmore College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 93%, Swat is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years89%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Swat is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Centennial Conference)
  • Basketball (Centennial Conference)
  • Track and Field (Centennial Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Swarthmore College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Swarthmore College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
12.48%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
59%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
8:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$37,847