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|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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).
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||1,562|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||1,562|
- Latino: 14%
- African American: 7%
- Caucasian: 46%
- Asian: 15%
- Unknown and Other: 17%
|Unknown and Other||17%|
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