Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

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Swarthmore College is ranked 2 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 3 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+61%
600-69933%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+63%
600-69928%
600+91%

ACT Score

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

Students applied7,717
Students admitted988
Admission rate13%

Students per faculty8

4-year graduation rate88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,424
Fees$398
Room and board$14,952
Estimated book expense$1,336
Total cost$67,110

Cost after need-based aid$21,574
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,390

Average debt at graduation$22,957

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$45,536
Average non-need-based aid$48,720

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,620

Full-Time

Men796
Women823

Part-Time

Men0
Women1

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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