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 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.
High School Senior from Swarthmore
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 with opportunities and advice. Some things that students are working on to fix on campus is more awareness of social issues to create a conversation about creating a more accepting community.