Total Enrollment 1,525

Swarthmore College
500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
(610) 328-8000

Swarthmore students are expected to prepare themselves for full, balanced lives as individuals and as responsible citizens through exacting intellectual study supplemented by a varied program of sports and other extracurricular activities. The purpose of Swarthmore College is to make its students more valuable human beings and more useful members of society. Although it shares this purpose with other educational institutions, each school, college, and university seeks to realize that purpose in its own way. Swarthmore seeks to help its students realize their full intellectual and personal potential combined with a deep sense of ethical and social concern.

Information based on 2010 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

General Information
Institution Type 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted Advanced placement (AP) credits
Religious Affiliation Not applicable
Federal Aid Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Degrees/Certificates Offered Bachelor's degree
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student 4%
Yearly Application Deadline Early Decision Applications : Due: November 15 - Notification: December 15 - Winter: Due: January 3, Notification:February 15; Regular Decision Applications January 3, Notification: April 1
Admissions Office Phone 610-328-8300
Admissions Office Email [email protected]
Admissions Office Address Swarthmore College, Admissions Office, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Admissions Transfer URL
Admissions Website (find financial aid info here)
Application Website
Application Fee $60

In order to be accepted to Swarthmore College, you should have:

  • A High School Record
  • SAT and ACT test scores
Test Scores
Swarthmore College SAT SCORES
SAT Reading (25th Percentile) 670
SAT Reading (75th Percentile) 760
SAT Math (25th Percentile) 670
SAT Math (75th Percentile) 770
SAT Writing (25th Percentile) 670
SAT Writing (75th Percentile) 760
ACT Composite (25th Percentile) 30
ACT Composite (75th Percentile) 33
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