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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

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Overview

Swarthmore College is a 4-year institution located in Swarthmore, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA  19081-1397
United States
Contact Phone: 610-328-8000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Area Studies, Other Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Folklore Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biometry/biometrics Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Bilingual, Multilingual, And Multicultural Education, Other Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Literature, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
History, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, Other Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Islamic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Health Policy Analysis Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other Checkmark
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,630
Applied
1,054
Accepted
1,437
Enrolled
9%
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Female Admissions

6,832
Females Applied
539
Females Accepted
8%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,798
Males Applied
515
Males Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements: Statement of good standing from prior institutions.

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 3rd April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 3rd January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 716 690 750
SAT Math 739 705 790
ACT Composite 33 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,256
Private
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Fees

200
Full-time student fees
16,654
Room & board
8,542
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

51,382
Avg. Financial Aid Package
55,917
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
61,480
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. Loan Aid
50,047
Avg. Grant Aid
50,671
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,437
Total Undergrad students
86%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (48.78%)
Female (51.22%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Primal Scream, Worthstock and First Collection

Student Services

Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Boy Meets Tractor (sketch comedy troupe), Rhythm N Motion (performing dance styles of the African Diaspora), Multi (community for people who self-identify as multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, and/or multireligious) and Mixed Company (a cappella group)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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