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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

500 College Ave Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: (610) 328-8300
Admissions Phone: (610) 328-8300
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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: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Jacob from Wayne, MI
  • May-23-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    You definitely need to visit if given the chance, because the environment is not for everyone. Some absolutely love how green the campus is and some wish that there was more of a city feel. Look up Swarthmore's fly-in programs (and other school's fly-in programs)! Fly-ins are (usually) completely free weekend visits to a school and can dramatically assist in making a decision.

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  • Emily from Ellicott City, MD
  • Jun-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Come to Swarthmore with an open mind. Do your research and visit the campus before you commit to attending the school. It is a wonderful experience for many people but is definitely not the place for everyone. I would recommend participating in overnight visits such as Ride The Tide (perspective students weekend) to talk to current students.

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  • Kelly from Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Try to provide an accurate representation of yourself on your application. Call the admissions office if you have any questions at all; they are so nice and helpful!

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  • High School Senior from Swarthmore
  • Feb-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Be open to new things. SEPTA will be your frienemy, take the train into Philadelphia and explore the whole city (I recommend getting a day pass and a map and just seeing all the sights). Go to the Amphitheater when it's full, and alone or with just a few friends. Take advantage of all the free opportunities around town. Get a ridiculous amount of candy from the Head Nut when you're having a bad day, or fries from Renato's. Be friendly to everyone, because everyone is friendly (given, some of them might actually be evil, watch out for that). Also, visit!!! The people I've talked to said that their visit was what made them choose Swarthmore.

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