Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

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Swarthmore College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 2
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 1
SAT II Scores Due January 1
College Will Notify April 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,690 3,899 6,589
Accepted 443 492 935
Acceptance Rate 16% 13% 14%
Enrolled 187 191 378

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(85% of Students Admitted to Swarthmore College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 680 to 780
  • Math 670 to 770
  • Writing 680 to 770
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 780 770 770
Bottom 25th Percentile 680 670 680

ACT Scores

(39% of Students Admitted to Swarthmore College Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 31 to 35
  • Math 29 to 34
  • Composite 30 to 33
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 34 33
Bottom 25th Percentile 31 29 30

Swarthmore College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent     Not Considered
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4
Foreign Language 2
History 3
Math 3
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Other 1
Electives 1 1

Swarthmore College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,562 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 10 (0%)

Swarthmore College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 1)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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