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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College 500 College Ave Swarthmore, PA 19081 Phone: (610) 328-8000
  • General Information
    About Swarthmore College

    Swarthmore students are expected to prepare themselves for full, balanced lives as individuals and as responsible citizens through exacting intellectual study supplemented by a varied program of sports and other extracurricular activities. The purpose of Swarthmore College is to make its students more valuable human beings and more useful members of society. Although it shares this purpose with other educational institutions, each school, college, and university seeks to realize that purpose in its own way. Swarthmore seeks to help its students realize their full intellectual and personal potential combined with a deep sense of ethical and social concern.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,575
    Percent Admitted 17%
    Men Admitted 21%
    Women Admitted 15%
    Full Time Retention Rate 99%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 680 760
      Math 670 760
      Writing 660 760
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 28 33
      English 29 35
      Math 28 34
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,513
    Native American 9
    Asian 254
    African American 134
    Hispanic 163
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,510
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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