Swarthmore College

country rank  193
world rank  523

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University Overview

Established in 1864, Swarthmore College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Swarthmore (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Swarthmore College (Swat) is a very small (EduListing enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Swarthmore College (Swat) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 156 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym Swat
Founded 1864
Motto Mind the Light
Colours Garnet and gray

University Location

Address 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore (population range: 2,500-9,999)
19081 Pennsylvania
United States
T +1 (610) 328 8000
F +1 (610) 328 8547

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore 19081
+1 (610) 328 8300
800 667 3110

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Swarthmore College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Chemical Society ACS

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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