Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

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Swarthmore College is ranked 1 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 1 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 73%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+62%
600-69933%
600+96%

SAT Math Score

700+62%
600-69934%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3678%
24-2922%
24+100%

Students applied7,818
Students admitted976
Admission rate12%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,720
Fees$384
Room and board$14,446
Estimated book expense$1,290
Total cost$64,840

Cost after need-based aid$20,584
Cost after non-need-based aid$21,276

Average debt at graduation$18,262

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$44,256
Average non-need-based aid$43,564

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,586

Full-Time

Men783
Women798

Part-Time

Men1
Women4

Freshmen retained98%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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