Swarthmore College, founded in 1864, is a private, liberal arts college. It has an exceptionally accessible faculty. Students may work with them on research and independent projects. Swarthmore's engineering program is highly rated, particularly for a top liberal arts college. The campus is extraordinarily beautiful and safe. Students are serious and enthusiastic about their studies but are not competitive. They serve on major committees of the college, alongside senior administrators, faculty and staff. Its 357-acre campus is located in Swarthmore, 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,651
Undergraduates
821
Men - 49.7%
831
Women - 50.3%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
8% of 13,012 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 4
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
752 average
720-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
737 average
710-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$79,579
Tuition and Fees
$59,328
Room and Board
$18,026
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,917
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,628
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
191
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
35%
10-19
39%
20-29
14%
30-39
7%
40-49
3%
50-99
3%
Over 100
0%
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Swarthmore Population
6,372
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
20.7%
Black/African-American
9.1%
Hispanic/Latino
16.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
11%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
39.3%
Unknown
3.4%
International Students
15.4% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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