Swarthmore College: Ranking & Review

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Swarthmore
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Top 4%

Swarthmore College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate11%13%9%
Applicants9,3823,9085,474
Admissions1,004489515
Enrolled undergraduates392194198
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,577782795

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores226
Percent of students submitting SAT scores58%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
725
Math
735

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores234
Percent of students submitting ACT scores60%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
33
ACT Math
31

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Swarthmore College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$68,846$68,846
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,952 and other expenses per full academic year.

Swarthmore College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,560 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$50,424$50,424
Fees for full-time undergraduates$398$398
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,575$1,575

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sTotal
Social Sciences8282
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5454
Engineering3535
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3535
Psychology3131
Mathematics and Statistics2626
Physical Sciences2525
Visual and Performing Arts2424
Education2121
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1616
History99
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies88
English Language and Literature & Letters88
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies55
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Grand Total387387

A total of 387 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Swarthmore College.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate94%93%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesSwat
Founded1864
MottoMind the Light
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgarnet, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff898
Instructional FTE233
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.swarthmore.edu
Address500 College Ave
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 19081
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population2,500 - 10,000
Phone6103288000
Fax+1 (610) 328 8547

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