Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA, USA
4.33 Average Rating

Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts institution in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1864. The college was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and its "most selective" admissions process is also need-blind. The 425-acre arboretum campus is just 11 miles south of Philadelphia and hosts more than 600 courses for students to take. The Honors Program at Swarthmore is unique to the US, modeled off of Oxford's tutorial system, and features small seminar classes where every student is given the chance to speak and lead. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
9%
Out of State Students
79%
0
100
13%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1452
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,641
Total Number of Undergrads
1,641
Academic Calendar

Semester

Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
89%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,858
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$52,588
Out-of-State Tuition
$52,588
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%
Average Aid Per Year
$44,722
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
146
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.33 Average Rating
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.
High School Senior from Swarthmore

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