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
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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||59%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||52%||$40,870|
|Receiving Student Loans||17%||$6,157|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Swarthmore College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
With a very high graduation rate of around 93%, Swat is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||89%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.3%|
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
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Swarthmore College.
- Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney, PA (10 miles away)
- Rutgers University - Camden in Camden, NJ (13 miles away)
- Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ (18 miles away)
- Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in Lincoln University, PA (31 miles away)
- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA (48 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Get a list of all the colleges in Pennsylvania
- Review a list of Pennsylvania private colleges
- See all the liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania
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.