Swarthmore College, founded in 1864, is a private, liberal arts college. It has an exceptionally accessible faculty. Students may work with them on research and independent projects. Swarthmore's engineering program is highly rated, particularly for a top liberal arts college. The campus is extraordinarily beautiful and safe. Students are serious and enthusiastic about their studies but are not competitive. They serve on major committees of the college, alongside senior administrators, faculty and staff. Its 357-acre campus is located in Swarthmore, 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,667
Undergraduates
811
Men - 48.6%
857
Women - 51.4%
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 11,442 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
745 average
700-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
720 average
680-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,310
Tuition and Fees
$57,256
Room and Board
$16,654
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$56,923
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,099
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
197
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
35%
10-19
39%
20-29
14%
30-39
7%
40-49
3%
50-99
3%
Over 100
0%
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Philadelphia Population
6,190
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
18.1%
Black/African-American
9%
Hispanic/Latino
14.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
44.3%
Unknown
4.6%
International Students
13.8%
First-Year Students Returning
97.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported