Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore is currently ranked 3rd best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News.
Programs, Campus and Residence
- The college offers over 600 courses in more than 40 areas of study. Some notable programs are - Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Social Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; and Psychology.
- The campus consists of 425 acres of land which includes administrative offices, student lounges and student housing.
- The college offers 18 residence halls and 95% of the students live on-campus. The dorms may accommodate up to 200 students at a time.
Swarthmore College Admission Process
|Pre-Requisites||Official transcripts, LOR|
|Test Scores||SAT/ACT score|
|English Proficiency Test||TOEFL/IELTS score|
|Application Fee||60 USD|
|Intake Seasons||Fall – January 1|
How to Apply – Applicants may apply through Common Application or Coalition Application or QuestBridge Application.
Cost and Scholarships
Cost of Attendance
|Tuition and Fees||52,190 USD|
|Room and Board||15,474 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,336 USD|
|Personal Expenses||2,000 USD|
The students are provided financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants.
- Around 56% of the new students receive financial aid of about 48,661 USD per student from the university.
- Around 58% of the new students receive federal grant of about 44,722 USD each.
Some of the notable alumni of the college are: Lisa Albert – Television writer and producer, Peter Bart – Journalist and film producer and Michael S. Dukakis - Massachusetts governor and Democratic nominee in the 1988 presidential election.