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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
University Website: www.swarthmore.edu
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Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of about 1,500 students. The college is located in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 11 miles (17.7 km) southwest of Philadelphia.

Founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. The school was organized by a committee of Quakers prominent in the abolitionist and women's rights movements, including notable activist Lucretia Mott. Swarthmore was established to be a college, "...under the care of Friends, at which an education may be obtained equal to that of the best institutions of learning in our country." Swarthmore dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in 1933.

Today, the college is known for a rigorous intellectual character, shaped by a commitment to social responsibility and the legacy of Swarthmore's Quaker heritage. Ninety percent of graduates eventually attend graduate or professional school and over twenty percent of graduates attain a Doctor of Philosophy degree in their lifetime, a rate surpassed only by the California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College and Reed College.

Swarthmore is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, a cooperative arrangement among Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College. The consortium shares an integrated library system of more than three million volumes, and students are able to cross-register in courses at all three institutions. A common Quaker heritage exists amongst the consortium schools and the University of Pennsylvania also extends this cross-registration agreement to classes at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences.

Swarthmore's campus and the Scott Arboretum are coterminous—that is, they are coextensive in land, sharing the same borders.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $40,816.00 avg tuition

500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328-8000

Apply online Admissions:
www.swarthmore.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:
www.swarthmore.edu/financialaid.xml

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Swarthmore College

Statistics:
Applied 6,547
Admitted 987 15%
Enrolled total 386
Full Time: 386
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 680 770
SAT Math 670 760
SAT Writing 680 770
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 34
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 86%
6-year graduation rate 93%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Swarthmore College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $40,816.00 $40,816.00 $40,816.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $334.00 $334.00 $334.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,276.00 $1,276.00 $1,276.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,100.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,495.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,150.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 61%
Percent receiving grant aid 54%
Avg amount of grant aid $33,726.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 24%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,364.00

Swarthmore College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African Studies X
African-American/Black Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Area Studies, Other X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other X
French Studies X
German Studies X
Latin American Studies X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Russian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Biometry/Biometrics X
Biophysics X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
EDUCATION
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other X
Education, Other X
ENGINEERING
Engineering, General X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature X
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Latin Language and Literature X
Linguistics X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
History, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, Other X
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Mathematics and Computer Science X
Medieval and Renaissance Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Islamic Studies X
Philosophy X
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Astrophysics X
Chemical Physics X
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physical Sciences, Other X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology X
Psychology, General X
Psychology, Other X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other X
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X
International Relations and Affairs X
Political Science and Government, General X
Political Science and Government, Other X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X
Sociology and Anthropology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X
Musicology and Ethnomusicology X
Visual and Performing Arts, Other X

Scholarships for Students in Pennsylvania

Name Amount Deadline
Dr. Frank Santamour Scholarship $1250 September 05, 2014
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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