Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeA-
Swarthmore College is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Swarthmore College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.33 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
After Swarthmore College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
- Very Good124
My biggest risk ever taken was the decision to leave my hometown of Snellville and attend Swarthmore College on a generous financial aid package. That was the first time I'd moved to another state, physically left my family for a semester at a time, and survived on my own in a strange place. But after over 3 years, Swat has helped me find knowledge, community, solidarity, my politics and philosophy, new mentors/professors and best friends, and a better sense of myself. I am sure that the connections I forged at Swat will continue to enlighten and support me in the future. I am ineffably glad that I did choose to go to a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania instead of a university in Georgia over the objection of some family members. I would definitely do Swat again if I could.
- 3 months ago
I've had an amazing experience here. The professors are extremely approachable, the classes are challenging and thought provoking, the students are very passionate and come from diverse backgrounds, and the campus is serene and beautiful. I love how Swarthmore has the good characteristics of a liberal arts college (small class sizes, tight knit community, close relationship between professors and students etc.), while the problems often associated with liberal arts colleges (limited number of courses, stress from being in a small community etc.) are resolved through the consortium with Bryn Mawr and Haverford, as well as Swarthmore's proximity to University of Pennsylvania.
- College Freshman
- Jan 7 2016
Swarthmore is an intense and rigorous school academically, yet incredibly rewarding. You are pushed to your limits in class but you reap the benefits of becoming experts in your field. Socially, the people I've met at Swarthmore have been the most unique, caring, and hardworking people I've ever met in my life. There are a lot of review saying that the Swat social scene is "Swatkard" and weird but I found people to be just insanely unique and very quirky, in a good way. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and get to really really, know people. You'll be surprised at how awesome the students are here.
- Recent Alumnus
- 6 months ago