Swarthmore College: Ranking & Review

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Swarthmore Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 210 603
Top 4%

Swarthmore College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate11%13%9%
Enrolled undergraduates392194198
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,577782795

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

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
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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
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

Social Sciences 82 82
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 54 54
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 35 35
Engineering 35 35
Psychology 31 31
Mathematics and Statistics 26 26
Physical Sciences 25 25
Visual and Performing Arts 24 24
Education 21 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16 16
History 9 9
English Language and Literature & Letters 8 8
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 8 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 2 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Grand Total387387

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

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

General info

Alternative namesSwat
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
Fax+1 (610) 328 8547

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