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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

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Swarthmore College is ranked 3 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 5 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 77%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+64%
600-69933%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+68%
600-69928%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3672%
24-2927%
24+100%

Students applied5,540
Students admitted943
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,070
Fees$372
Room and board$13,958
Estimated book expense$1,290
Total cost$62,690

Cost after need-based aid$22,376
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,216

Average debt at graduation$21,866

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$40,314
Average non-need-based aid$37,474

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,542

Full-Time

Men754
Women780

Part-Time

Men3
Women5

Freshmen retained95%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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