Swarthmore College

381 reviews
  1. Swarthmore, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Swarthmore College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Swarthmore College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
17%
SAT Range
1360-1540
ACT Range
29-34
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$22,557/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,537/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,185/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,657/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,368/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,650/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,534Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
24%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.26 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Intense
    80%
  • Wonderful
    20%

After Swarthmore College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

381 reviews
  • Excellent
    69
  • Very Good
    122
  • Average
    133
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    21
Swathmore has a great campus. Really vibrant and mature incorporated. The dorms are beautiful and student life seems awesome. Only thing I would change isn't the diversity and food which were the only areas it lacked in.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
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
  • 2 months ago
I have grown so much as a person at this school, in part because the campus climate is so wonderful and partly because there are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago