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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

Students interested in this college are also interested in:
Brown University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Amherst College, Princeton University, Williams College

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.

Web Sitewww.swarthmore.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,620
   Women824 (50.9%)
   Men796 (49.1%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyNot reported
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action Offered 
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$67,110
Tuition and Fees
$50,822
Room and Board
$14,952
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$52,104
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$20,209

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
187
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Swarthmore Population6,190
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPhiladelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
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Sororities4.6% of women participate
Fraternities 11% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
18.4% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
14.4% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.0% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students11.7%
First-Year Students Returning97.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
87.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.80 4.28 728 706 32
Low 2.50 2.50 510 480 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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