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#148 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

  • Suffragist, Alice Paul
  • Publisher, Victor Navasky
  • Science reporter, Lulu Miller
  • Political columnist, Drew Pearson
  • Former US Senator, Carl Levin
  • Current US Senator, Chris Van Hollen
  • Former Massachusetts Governor and 1988 Democratic Party presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis
  • 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 became non-sectarian.

    Source: Wikipedia

    Admissions

    What does this school look for?

    Annual Applications

    11,630

    Acceptance

    9%

    Graduation Rate

    97%

    Median SAT Score

    1460

    Median ACT Score

    33

    Costs

    How much does it cost to attend?

    Tuition (in-state)

    $54,256

    Fees (in-state)

    $200

    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

    #91 World Rank
    Philosophy
    #166 World Rank
    Literature
    #72 World Rank
    Political Science
    #78 World Rank
    Psychology
    #211 World Rank
    Biology
    #62 World Rank
    Economics
    #127 World Rank
    Computer Science
    #194 World Rank
    Mathematics
    #167 World Rank
    Physics
    #144 World Rank
    History
    #198 World Rank
    Education
    #435 World Rank
    Engineering
    #97 World Rank
    Sociology
    #570 World Rank
    Chemistry
    #143 World Rank
    Anthropology
    #403 World Rank
    Religious Studies
    #429 World Rank
    Earth Sciences

    Other areas of influence

    #136 World Rank
    Communications
    #180 World Rank
    Law
    #199 World Rank
    Social Work
    #220 World Rank
    Criminal Justice
    #262 World Rank
    Business
    #405 World Rank
    Medical
    #1158 World Rank
    Nursing

    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 Economics, Political Science, and Psychology

    David L. Cohen

    David L. Cohen

    American businessman

    Frank Ackerman

    American economist

    Mary Schmidt Campbell

    Lecturer and author

    David Vanderbilt

    American physicist

    R. Kent Greenawalt

    American legal scholar

    David Montgomery

    American historian

    Paul Brest

    American academic

    Marcella Nunez-Smith

    American physician

    Heidi Hartmann

    Heidi Hartmann

    Feminist economist

    William Tietz

    American academic

    Alberto J. Mora

    Alberto J. Mora

    American lawyer

    Daniel Reisberg

    American psychologist