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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.

Website: www.swarthmore.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,641
Undergraduate
Students
(50.7%) 832 Women
(49.3%) 809 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
11% of 9,382 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
690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,524
Tuition and Fees
$54,656
Room and Board
$16,088
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,074
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,060
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
194
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Swarthmore Population
6,190
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
4.6% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.0% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
14.0% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.7% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
12.7%
First-Year Students Returning
97.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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