Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is an undergraduate four-year college with a total annual enrollment of roughly 1,500 students. It is consistently ranked among the top undergraduate liberal arts colleges in nation and belongs to the "Tri-College Consortium" which is composed of Swarthmore, Byrn Mawr and Haverford colleges. Through the Tri-College Consortium, each college shares resources with other consortium colleges and students are able to cross-register at any of the the other consortuim schools to take classes. Swarthmore is located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia.

With just over 1,500 students, Swarthmore certainly isn't one of the larger colleges in the U.S., but it most definitely is one of the most prestigious. Swarthmore is consistently ranked among the top 10 undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States. Swarthmore has produced 151 Fulbright scholars, 40 Rhodes Scholars, 18 Goldwater scholars, 8 Marshall scholars and 22 Truman Scholars. Sinces its inception, the college has produced more recognized scholars than just about any other undergraduate institution.

The majority of the programs at Swarthmore focus on liberal arts, however, the college is well known for having an exceptional engineering program which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Other popular programs at Swarthmore include cognitive science, peace and conflict studies, and interpretation theory.

Swarthmore has a freshman acceptance rate of just over 12%, making it a 'Highly Selective' undergraduate institution. The college is often referred to as a "Little Ivy" as it provides an educational and academic experience comparable to larger Ivy League schools such as Yale, Harvard and Darmouth, among others.

General Information

Phone Number: (610) 328-8000
Address: 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,500+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's
In-State Tuition $ 37,567
Out-of-State Tuition $ 37,582
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
Website Address: www.swarthmore.edu
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