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Swarthmore College

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Rating

Private

Type

1,660

Students

$54,256

Tuition

9%

Acceptance

#27

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Swarthmore, PA

500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Swarthmore College is a small private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, PA ranked 27th in the United States. It has a total of 1,660 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting around one out of ten applicants. Swarthmore College offers 89 different majors and is best known for its Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Classical and Ancient Studies, and Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,256 per year, Swarthmore College is exceptionally expensive. 88.55% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $56,700 per year, which is 37% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$54,656/Year
Above Average

Swarthmore College

$54,656

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$73,932/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$25,733/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

9%Acceptance
Very Selective

Swarthmore College

9%

National

69%
Sat

1380 - 1540

68% of students submit

Admissions Yield

41%

ACT

29 - 34

37% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

1,660Undergrads
Small Student Population

Full-Time

414

Part-Time

0
Male

49%

In-state

83%

Female

51%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

0%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
15% Economics, General10% Mathematics, General9% Computer and Information Sciences, General66% Others

15% Economics, General

10% Mathematics, General

9% Computer and Information Sciences, General

66% Others

Economics, General

15%

82 Graduates

Mathematics, General

10%

54 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

9%

49 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

9%

47 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

8%

42 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psychology, Other

6%

33 Graduates

Engineering, General

6%

31 Graduates

English Language and Literature, General

3%

18 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors8:18:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

8

Number of Library Books

670,449

Academic Spend per Student

$37,534

Full-time Retention Rate

97%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$38,300/Year

Swarthmore College

$38,300

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$38,300

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

0%

Median Earnings

$56,700

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

88%