Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College Student Essentials

Swarthmore College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Garnet
Website: www.swarthmore.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 43,080
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 43,080
Retention Rate: 97%
Enrollment: 1,562
Year Established: 1864

About Swarthmore College

If you’re looking for an intellectual challenge, look no further than Swarthmore College. The small liberal arts college is known for its rigorous academics, which span more than 40 areas of study. Swarthmore also places a high level of importance on discussion-based learning, maintaining small class sizes and an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of about 8:1.

Student life at Swarthmore is remarkably diverse. In addition to special events like Screw Your Roommate and Pterodactyl Hunt, the school features a variety of student organizations and athletics. No matter how bizarre your interests may be, you’ll never run out of things to do at Swarthmore.

In terms of financial aid, Swarthmore pledges to meet 100% of demonstrated need. The college determines your ability to pay based on a combination of your expected contribution and your parents’ expected contribution. State and federal grants are the primary source of financial assistance, but roughly half of Swarthmore students also receive institutional scholarships.

Swarthmore’s admissions are among the most selective of any liberal arts college. If you want to increase your chances, it’s a good idea to schedule an interview. The early decision application deadline for fall term is November 15 (January 1 for regular decision).

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Swarthmore College Map & Location

Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081


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Getting Around Swarthmore College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Swarthmore, PA

Winter
Dec
44
32
Jan
40
27
Feb
44
29
Spring
Mar
52
35
Apr
63
46
May
74
55
Summer
Jun
82
65
Jul
87
70
Aug
85
69
Fall
Sep
77
61
Oct
66
50
Nov
55
41

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,562
Freshman Class 394
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,562

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 14%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 46%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 17%
Latino 14%
African American 7%
Caucasian 46%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 17%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%
Women 51%
Men 49%
International 8%
Domestic 92%

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Swarthmore College

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