Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,543
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,514 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

13%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Swarthmore College is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 7,717 applications and only 988 students were granted admission. Swarthmore College is at the #11 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 49% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1305 to 1530
ACT30 to 34

Application Fee

$60
Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Swarthmore College's tuition was $48,720 for all students regardless of residency (81.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$19,641
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$48,720
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$48,720
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 63% of Swarthmore College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 17% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,836 (which is 9.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Swarthmore College in 2016-2017, was 49, which is 12% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,751 (which is 19.4% below the national average.)

$4,836
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$4,751
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
63%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Swarthmore College has enrolled a total of 1,543 students (1,542 students full-time and 1 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,543 students, 11 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

1,543
Total Enrollment
11
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 42%

Asian: 16%

Hispanic: 13%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Two or more races: 8%

Black/African American: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Swarthmore College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Social Sciences 14% 44
Mathematics And Statistics 8% 24
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 7% 22
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7% 22
Visual And Performing Arts 5% 16
Physical Sciences 5% 14
Psychology 3% 10
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 3% 8
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

94%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Swarthmore College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
6%
Dropout rate
--
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$33,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Swarthmore College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,700. Last year, out of the total 170 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 170 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 235 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 202 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,700 $52,500
Employment Rate 100% 86%
Total Graduates 170 235

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Nearby Colleges

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3 mile away
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5 mile away
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7.5 mile away
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