Swarthmore College
#128 Overall Influence#22 Desirability Rank

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

10,749

Acceptance

9%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1465

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,190

Fees (in-state)

$398

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$8,909
30K-48K$8,107
48K-75K$12,983
75K-110K$23,207
110K+$40,826

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

#67 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Economics
#54 World Rank #39 USA Rank
Political Science
#108 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Philosophy
#136 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Mathematics
#90 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Computer Science
#103 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Anthropology
#95 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Psychology
#171 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Physics
#118 World Rank #59 USA Rank
Sociology
#119 World Rank #63 USA Rank
Biology
#143 World Rank #79 USA Rank
History
#124 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Education
#200 World Rank #84 USA Rank
Literature
#230 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Chemistry
#253 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#195 World Rank #98 USA Rank
Engineering
#221 World Rank #106 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#91 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Business
#109 World Rank #89 USA Rank
Communications
#112 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#118 World Rank #61 USA Rank
Law
#160 World Rank #110 USA Rank
Social Work
#254 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Nursing
#274 World Rank #138 USA Rank
Medical

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 Political Science, Economics, and Computer Science. Swarthmore College’s most academically influential people include David Baltimore, Sally Ride, and Clark Kerr.

David Baltimore
David Baltimore

American biologist

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Sally Ride
Sally Ride

American physicist and astronaut

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Clark Kerr
Clark Kerr

American academic

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Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen

American writer

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Alice Paul
Alice Paul

American suffragist

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James A. Michener
James A. Michener

American author

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Ted Nelson
Ted Nelson

American information technologist, philosopher, and sociologist; coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia"

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Edward C. Prescott
Edward C. Prescott

American economist

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Paul DiMaggio
Paul DiMaggio

American sociologist

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Gerard K. O'Neill
Gerard K. O'Neill

American physicist, author, and inventor

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Ralph Linton

American anthropologist

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Andries van Dam
Andries van Dam

Dutch-born American professor of computer science at Brown University

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