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Swarthmore College Admissions

Swarthmore admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Students that get into Swarthmore have an average SAT score between 1380-1550 or an average ACT score of 31-34. The regular admissions application deadline for Swarthmore is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Swarthmore early decision deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
9%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
34%
Total Applicants
10,749
SAT Range
1380-1550
SAT Reading
680-760
SAT Math
700-790
Students Submitting SAT
62%
ACT Range
31-34
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
29-34
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
43%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$60
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Considered but not required
  • High School Rank
    Considered but not required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
100%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.11 responses
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