Swarthmore College Overview


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Located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 7,818 prospective students applied, and 976 were granted admission. Of those admitted 407 enrolled in the school. 1,571 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 10 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $47,070 plus fees of $372.

Swarthmore College is ranked 21 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Swarthmore College. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Swarthmore College is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

91% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

94% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

95% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216287 IPEDS survey data for Swarthmore College.

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