Tool December 2017

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Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 68.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 49.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 33.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 61.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 94.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 28.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 63.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 91.00%
ACT score 24-29: 22.00%
ACT score 30-36: 78.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 7,717
Students admitted: 988
Admission rate: 13%
Students per faculty: 8
4-year graduation rate: 88%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 98%
Full-time enrolled men: 796
Full-time enrolled women: 823
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 1
Total enrollment: 1,620

COSTS

Tuition: $50,424
Room and board: $14,952
Est. book expense: $1,336
Fees: $398
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $45,536
Average non-need-based aid: $48,720
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
12
Average aid package: $47,255
Students receiving need-based aid: 867
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 54%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
2%
% receiving student loans: 31%