Tool December 2016

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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 73.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 46.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 33.30%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 62.30%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 95.60%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 34.30%
SAT I Math score 700+: 62.30%
SAT I Math score 600+: 96.60%
ACT score 24-29: 22.30%
ACT score 30-36: 77.70%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 7,818
Students admitted: 976
Admission rate: 12%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 87.1%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 98%
Full-time enrolled men: 783
Full-time enrolled women: 798
Part-time enrolled men: 1
Part-time enrolled women: 4
Total enrollment: 1,586

COSTS

Tuition: $48,720
Room and board: $14,446
Est. book expense: $1,290
Fees: $384
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $44,256
Average non-need-based aid: $43,564
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
2
Average aid package: $51
Students receiving need-based aid: 813
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 51%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
2%
% receiving student loans: 33%