One of the earliest coeducational colleges in the US, Swarthmore College, was founded in 1906 as a private liberal arts institution. It is consistently ranked as a top college and is currently #3 on U.S. News & World Report’s National Liberal Arts Colleges list. Swarthmore is need-blind with a “most selective” admissions process. The school was originally founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) but is now considered nonsectarian.
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 on your major and if you choose to enter the Honors Program, and the social scene can be subdued compared to other colleges.
Sarah from Wynnewood, PA
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. I feel like as long as you're dedicated and passionate about something, you'll fit right in.