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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Swarthmore is an elite private college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,591 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Swarthmore acceptance rate is only 9%. Popular majors include Economics, Mathematics, and Information Science. Graduating 94% of students, Swarthmore alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.

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500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference

Swarthmore College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Swarthmore Admissions

Acceptance Rate
9%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1380-1540
ACT Range
31-35
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,759 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$51,408 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
21%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,591 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Unique
    32%
  • Intelligent
    26%
  • Swatkward
    16%
  • Weird
    16%
  • Intense
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 39 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Intense
    60%
  • Opportunities around every corner
    15%
  • Rewarding
    15%
  • Wonderful
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 14 responses

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