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Swarthmore College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,542 students

12% admitted

  • 1,534 full time
  • 8 part time
  • 757 men full time
  • 785 women full time
  • 7,818 applied
  • 976 admitted
  • 407 enrolled

1,542 Undergraduates

$48,720 tuition/year

  • 15 Non-Degree
  • $48,720 in state
  • $384 fees
  • $14,446 room & board
  • $1,315 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Phineas the Phoenix
School Colors: Garnet and gray
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Sarah from Wynnewood, PA
  • 0
  • Swarthmore is a great place to pursue your academic passions and push yourself to realize your full potential. It's not for everyone; the academics can be pretty intense, depending…

  • Sep-18-2012 Read More
  • High School Senior from Swarthmore
  • 0
  • Swarthmore is challenging, beautiful, and has a very suburban liberal feel. The students are really all individuals, and it seems like you could find any type of person on campus.…

  • Feb-16-2014 Read More
  • Kelly from Los Angeles, CA
  • 0
  • Swarthmore is a small liberal arts school and is perfect for students who are interested in social justice and diversity. The faculty are very caring and reach out to students…

  • Nov-04-2014 Read More
  • Emily from Ellicott City, MD
  • 0
  • Swarthmore challenges me every day to be my best, and to learn for the sake of learning rather than going through the motions to get the best GPA possible. …

  • Jun-11-2015 Read More
  • Yein from Shoreline, WA
  • 0
  • A lovely campus that's in a quaint, small town, but also close to a large city for whenever you need to get out of the bubble. The professors and fellow…

  • Jun-25-2013 Read More
Mission Statement

Swarthmore students are expected to prepare themselves for full, balanced lives as individuals and as responsible citizens through exacting intellectual study supplemented by a varied program of sports and other extracurricular activities. The purpose of Swarthmore College is to make its students more valuable human beings and more useful members of society. Although it shares this purpose with other educational institutions, each school, college, and university seeks to realize that purpose in its own way. Swarthmore seeks to help its students realize their fullest intellectual and personal potential combined with a deep sense of ethical and social concern.

Swarthmore College
  • Located in Swarthmore, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,542 students enrolled
  • 12% admitted
  • $48,720 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Cally from North Potomac, MD
  • Dec-25-2011 I am a current student here

    It can get a bit stressful when everyone is worried about exams but usually the campus is full of very relatively happy, diversely entertaining individuals.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth
  • Oct-13-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I love the people and the feel of the campus at Swarthmore. I can really see myself prospering in the type of environment Swarthmore has.

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  • 4
  • Some Swattie
  • Jun-28-2011 I am a current student here

    Swarthmore is small and can get feel a little cramped sometimes, and often you'll find yourself with too much work to fully take advantage of all the other things going on. That aside, I love it. The people here are not only brilliant but really interesting and friendly. Everyone has a pet project. The campus is gorgeous and very walkable, dorms are quite good, and there are plenty of parties on the weekends as well as lectures, exhibits, film screenings, weird traditions, and various other get-togethers.

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  • 4
  • NY
  • Jan-22-2011 I am a current student here

    Swat has a social life that is a leap forward for some and a step back for others. There usually is something for everyone, but going into Philly to fill in the gaps is a good idea.

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  • 5
  • Tucker from Brentwood, NH
  • Apr-13-2010 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful, there are tons of student organizations, and you are less than 30 minutes away from Philadelphia.

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