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.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- 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
Tuition & Fees 09-10 Tuition & Fees $37,860 Room & Board Charge $11,740 Books & Supplies Cost $1,150 Dorm Capacity 1,427
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