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COLLEGE PROFILE

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

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$66,110
Tuition and Fees
$49,104
Room and Board
$14,446
Books and Supplies
$1,290
Other Expenses
$1,270
Payment PlansInstallment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationOn or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003370
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants290 (69.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need243 (83.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid243 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met243 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$48,573
Need-Based Gift
Received by 243 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,897
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 241 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,676
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift3 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $48,720
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants985 (60.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need867 (88.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid867 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met867 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Award$47,255
Need-Based Gift
Received by 867 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,536
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 852 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,719
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift12 (.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $48,720
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
31%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$22,957
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
5.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, State scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
13
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,949
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.79 4.24 723 716 31
Low 2.50 2.50 510 490 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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