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What Makes Us Special

About Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a highly selective college of liberal arts and engineering. Since 1864, it's lifted students to their full intellectual and personal potential. With a global outlook and 8:1 student/faculty ratio, Swarthmore gives students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders of industries and agents of change. The collaborative Honors program brims with intellectual exploration, and the innovative externship program matches students with alums from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics670-770
Critical Reading680-760
Writing680-770

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 51%
Men 49%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 96%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

2012-13 Average Net Tuition for
Aided Undergraduates *  Help

* Net tuition for each individual student may be lower or higher
depending on family income and student eligibility
and availability of grant aid.

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 8:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 98%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 280 76 17 1 374

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