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. 


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1452

What Students Are Saying

4.33 Average Rating
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.
Kelly from Los Angeles, CA

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