1,641
Students
Financial aid thermometer
50,361
Avg. Financial Aid
10
10%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Related Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Islamic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Physiological Psychology/psychobiology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts Related Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,382
Applied
1,004
Accepted
1,641
Enrolled
11%
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Female Admissions

5,474
Females Applied
515
Females Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,908
Males Applied
489
Males Accepted
13%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 690 760
SAT Math 690 780
ACT Composite 32 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,190
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Fees

398
Full-time student fees
15,474
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

50,361
Avg. Financial Aid Package
52,104
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
59,869
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. Loan Aid
50,424
Avg. Grant Aid
48,661
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

1,641
Total undergrad students
13%
International Students
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.22%
Black or African American 7.12%
White or Caucasian 40.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 16.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 7.06%
Other 3.19%

Gender

Male (49.3%)
Female (50.7%)

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 96%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Student Services

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

Student Organizations

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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
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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
Football Checkmark 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 Checkmark No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No 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
Football Checkmark No 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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

225
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 194
Part-time - 31
Male - 117
Female - 108