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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

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Swarthmore College

Founded in 1864 and originally of Quaker origin, Swarthmore College was one of the first coeducational facilities in the US and is one of the best liberal arts schools in the country today. The school was organized by a committee of Quakers prominent in abolitionist and women’s rights movement, and continues to foster a sense of social justice among its small student body. A member of the Tri-College Consortium, Swarthmore gives its students access to resources at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and the University of Pennsylvania; making the small liberal arts school feel like a place with boundless opportunity for its intellectually  curious students. The idyllic, 357-acre campus is a designated arboretum, ensuring that students have it all; a beautiful campus with creeks and rolling hills a stone’s throw from Philadelphia.

Admissions Phone 610 328-8300
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Codes SAT: 2821 ACT: 3722 FAFSA: 003370 CSS Profile: 2821
Location Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Large town, 20 miles South West from downtown Philadelphia
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper Daily Gazette
Enrollment ~1,500 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Political Science, Biology, Economics
Student Life Swarthmore boasts a range of on-campus activities that challenge students to engage politically and socially, including the Mock Trial Program, the Amos J. Peaslee Debate Society and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Students also play or cheer for the 22 Division III Varsity Intercollegiate Sports Teams and sing in a cappella groups.
International ~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Recommended; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required
Crossover Columbia, Brown, Yale, Wesleyan
Other Very Selective (~15% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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