500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081 610-328-8300
http://www.swarthmore.edu admissions@swarthmore.edu
About Swarthmore College
  • Year of Foundation 1864
  • Size of Campus 399 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,479
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52% 48% 87%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,260
  • Room and Board $11,900
  • Nonfall Registration No
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,505
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Ruach, Muslim Students Association, Swarthmore Christian Fellowship, Catholic Student Community, Swarthmore Protestant Community, and Swarthmore Young Friends.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Swarthmore Asian Association (SAO), DESHI (South Asian Association), Enlace (Latino Student Organization), SASA, SASS, SOCA, International Club, Russian Cultural Club, ADVICE, NASA, Multi, and Pansori
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 2
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Fall and Spring formals, Screw Your Roommate, Spring Fling & Worthstock
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 6%
  • Distance to nearest train Swarthmore (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Philadelphia (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Philadelphia (10)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 63%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (88%), women's dorms (8%), men's dorms (4%), fraternity housing (0%), special housing for disabled students (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 36%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 96%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 16
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 47,692
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number of e-books 200,038
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 100
  • Student Computer Availability yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Museums An art gallery, arboretum, performing arts center, solar energy lab, observatory, and outdoor amphitheater -- plus three acclaimed and popular new buildings: a state-of-the-art science center with an award winning "green" design, a lighted stadium complex
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 21,768
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 85
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 762,747
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 30
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 35
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 8,191
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs McKinsey Consulting, Urban Institute, Credit Suisse, Economy.com, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, University of Pennsylvania, J.P. Morgan Chase, NERA, Philadelphia and New York Depts. of Education, Accenture, Exelon, Federal Reserve, National Institut
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (St. Joseph's University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 80%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Widener University)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,700
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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