Rank: 37

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PAwww.swarthmore.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1450/32
Enrollment
1,575
Swarthmore is an elite and demanding liberal arts school. Though relatively small, with just 1,600 undergraduates, it offers students unusually expansive opportunities. Swatties can take classes at nearby Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or the University of Pennsylvania. Swarthmore's own classes are typically small, and roughly a third of students participate in the school's Honors Program, taught in a seminar format with...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$68,700
% of students who get any grants
55%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$23,300
Average price for low-income students
$7,900
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$43,600
student success
Graduation rate
94%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$16,689
Average salary within 5 years
$56,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
49%
admissions
Acceptance rate
12%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1450/32
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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Swarthmore is a hard nut to crack. The students are not one way or another. They all come from different backgrounds, each with different experiences, but they do have one trait that is common among them. They like to think and not just about the everyday questions that we come...
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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 background and the campus is serene and beautiful. I love how Swarthmore has the good characteristics of a liberal arts college like small...
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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 an expert in your field. Socially, the people I've met at Swarthmore have been the most unique, caring, and hardworking people I've ever met...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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