Swarthmore College
#140 Overall Influence#22 Desirability Rank

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Swarthmore College, a four-year, liberal arts college, was founded in 1864. Swarthmore offers more than 600 courses in more than 40 disciplinary fields.

Among the school’s most popular programs are those in social sciences, in biological and biomedical sciences, and in mathematics and statistics. Other notable Swarthmore programs include those in peace and conflict studies, in cognitive science, and in interpretation theory.

Swarthmore does not provide a distance learning program.

Swarthmore is associated with six Nobel laureates:

Among other distinguished Swarthmore linked individuals, we may mention the following

Swarthmore is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

From Wikipedia

Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1864, with its first classes held in 1869, Swarthmore is one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. It was established as a college "under the care of Friends, [and] at which an education may be obtained equal to that of the best institutions of learning in our country." By 1906, Swarthmore had dropped its religious affiliation and officially become non-sectarian.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

11,630

Acceptance

9%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1460

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$54,256

Fees (in-state)

$400

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$5,860
30K-48K$8,701
48K-75K$13,744
75K-110K$25,800
110K+$39,646

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$70,000

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

500 College Ave, Swarthmore PA 19081

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is Swarthmore College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#87 World Rank
Philosophy
#161 World Rank
Literature
#178 World Rank
Biology
#67 World Rank
Political Science
#73 World Rank
Psychology
#63 World Rank
Economics
#116 World Rank
Computer Science
#192 World Rank
Mathematics
#163 World Rank
Physics
#197 World Rank
Education
#141 World Rank
History
#449 World Rank
Engineering
#89 World Rank
Sociology
#146 World Rank
Anthropology
#522 World Rank
Chemistry
#424 World Rank
Religious Studies
#429 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Swarthmore College's Most influential alumni?

Swarthmore College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Philosophy, Literature, and Biology. Swarthmore College’s most academically influential people include David Vanderbilt, David Bressoud, and Bob Haney.

David Vanderbilt

American physicist

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David Bressoud

Mathematician

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Bob Haney
Bob Haney

Writer

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Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis

American politician

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Frank Ackerman

American economist

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John Lofland

American sociologist

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Thomas W. Laqueur
Thomas W. Laqueur

Sexologist and historian

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Robert MacPherson
Robert MacPherson

American mathematician

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David Montgomery

American historian

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Heidi Hartmann
Heidi Hartmann

Feminist economist

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David L. Cohen
David L. Cohen

American businessman

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Robert Chapman Turner

American potter

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