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Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics


graduate within six years
  • 92% within eight years
  • 88% within four years

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430 Graduates
Swarthmore College offers bachelors degrees.

Faculty Overview

433 Faculty
Full Time
  • 236 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 197 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • NY
  • 5
  • Swarthmore is known for being one of the most academically rigorous college in the country. This is true but studying what one is truly interested in and passionate about makes…

  • Jan-22-2011 Read More
  • Some Swattie
  • 5
  • Swarthmore is one of the toughest colleges in the country, but it pays off. Aside from major intro classes like Psch 1 and Bio 1&2, class sizes are very small.…

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Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1
Area Studies, Other 1
Asian Studies/Civilization 7
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other -
French Studies -
German Studies -
Latin American Studies -
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 3
Russian Studies -
Women's Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor
Biochemistry 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 48
Biometry/Biometrics -
Biophysics -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor
Computer and Information Sciences, General 12
Education Bachelor
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other -
Education, Other 24
Engineering Bachelor
Engineering, General 17
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General 26
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 1
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature -
Chinese Language and Literature 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General -
Comparative Literature 7
French Language and Literature 5
German Language and Literature -
Japanese Language and Literature -
Latin Language and Literature 4
Linguistics 7
Russian Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 7
History Bachelor
History, General 19
History, Other -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor
Applied Mathematics, Other -
Mathematics, General 18
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor
Biological and Physical Sciences -
Mathematics and Computer Science -
Medieval and Renaissance Studies -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor
Environmental Studies -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor
Islamic Studies -
Philosophy 13
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other -
Religion/Religious Studies 9
Physical Sciences Bachelor
Astronomy 1
Astrophysics 2
Chemical Physics 1
Chemistry, General 7
Geology/Earth Science, General -
Physical Sciences, Other -
Physics, General 8
Psychology Bachelor
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology -
Psychology, General 31
Psychology, Other 4
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other -
Public Policy Analysis -
Social Sciences Bachelor
Economics, General 48
International Relations and Affairs -
Political Science and Government, General 40
Political Science and Government, Other -
Social Sciences, Other 18
Sociology -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Dance, General 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8
Film/Cinema Studies -
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 8
Fine/Studio Arts, General 7
Music, General 2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology -
Visual and Performing Arts, Other -