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.
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.