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Swarthmore College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 14 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Centennial Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $85,459)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,121)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 88 58 - -
Badminton - 4 - -
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 14 15 - Yes
Field Hockey - 14 - -
Golf 12 - - -
Lacrosse 41 19 - -
Soccer 27 27 - Yes
Softball - 18 - -
Swimming 29 24 - -
Tennis 14 11 - -
Volleyball - 10 Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.4%
Hispanic 10.9%
Non-resident alien 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 44.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 23
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Wynnewood, PA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is essential to the social scene at Swat, and very few people live off campus. Study breaks, hall crawls, and random social events are a key part…

  • Sep-18-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • High School Senior from Swarthmore
  • Feb-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I hear students complain about food a lot. Mostly about their meal plans and having to skip meals. There are some cool places right next to campus (Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin Robin's, coffee/sandwich shop, Chinese, Mediterranean, pizza place, and a few other shops, there's also a small grocery store [kinda expensive] that should have the basic stuff you need), but they get kind of expensive and if you don't have the money you're stuck with on-campus dining, which I'd imagine is pretty decent but people aren't quick to praise it.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Wynnewood, PA
  • Sep-18-2012 I am a past student here

    There is only one dining hall, Sharples, one snack bar, and two coffee bars. The selection is not fantastic compared to many other schools, but I found it met the needs of a busy student who just wanted to be fed without worrying about cooking. Having one dining hall actually makes Sharples a great place to run into people, and catch up with busy friends over a meal.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • High School Senior from Swarthmore
  • Feb-16-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems to be pretty nonexistent, even though I'm pretty sure they have one (kind of). You'll definitely encounter a lot of drunk bros, though (like I said, streakers).

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