Skip Navigation
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 216287
OPE ID: 00337000
add to favorites
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
General information:  (610) 328-8000
Website:  www.swarthmore.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,594 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  8 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
This number represents students who self-reported and documented disabilities who also received academic, dining, and/or housing accommodations.
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty22328
Instructional22328
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
Tuition and fees$50,822$52,588$54,656$54,456-0.4%
Books and supplies$1,336$1,360$1,400$735-47.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,952$15,474$16,088$16,6543.5%
Other$1,736$1,745$1,788$1,8443.1%
Total Expenses2017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021% change 2019-2020 to 2020-2021
On Campus$68,846$71,167$73,932$73,689-0.3%
close
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate
 
 

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid126163%————
Grant or scholarship aid23156%$11,875,331$51,408
Federal grants9022%$506,461$5,627
Pell grants9022%$443,650$4,929
Other federal grants297%$62,811$2,166
State/local government grant or scholarships184%$61,840$3,436
Institutional grants or scholarships23056%$11,307,030$49,161
Student loan aid4210%$377,423$8,986
Federal student loans369%$173,192$4,811
Other student loans72%$204,231$29,176
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1997$48,053,909$48,199
Pell grants337$1,624,885$4,822
Federal student loans253$1,503,434$5,942
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$20,444$19,446$19,759
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$6,120$8,909$5,860
$30,001 – $48,000$4,422$8,107$8,701
$48,001 – $75,000$16,603$12,983$13,744
$75,001 – $110,000$29,865$23,207$25,800
$110,001 and more$38,261$40,826$39,646
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,594
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment22
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 49%
Female: 51%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 16%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 14%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 9%
Out-of-state: 78%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2020-2021): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,4424,7636,679
Percent admitted9%10%8%
Percent admitted who enrolled41%42%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2019 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT28468%
ACT15637%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math700790
ACT Composite3135
ACT English3335
ACT Math2934
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2019.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 94%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 89%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2013]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2011 or Fall 2013
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 94%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 85%
Hispanic/Latino: 93%
White: 97%
Two or more races: 94%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 94%
Non-resident alien: 81%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 5%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2019-2020
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African Studies0
African-American/Black Studies4
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
Area Studies, Other0
Asian Studies/Civilization3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0
Folklore Studies0
French Studies0
German Studies0
Latin American Studies0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
Russian Studies0
Women's Studies0
Category total7
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General34
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other0
Biometry/Biometrics0
Biophysics1
Neuroscience10
Category total51
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General41
Category total41
Education
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other0
Education, General1
Education, Other16
Category total17
Engineering
Engineering, General24
Category total24
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0
Literature, Other0
Category total8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature2
Chinese Language and Literature0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Comparative Literature2
French Language and Literature3
Japanese Language and Literature1
Latin Language and Literature2
Linguistics4
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature4
Category total18
History
History, General12
History, Other1
Category total13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0
Category total0
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other0
Mathematics, General18
Category total18
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology0
Cognitive Science, General3
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis0
Mathematics and Computer Science0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution17
Category total20
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies13
Category total13
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies0
Philosophy6
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1
Religion/Religious Studies6
Category total13
Physical Sciences
Astronomy1
Astrophysics4
Chemical Physics1
Chemistry, General7
Geology/Earth Science, General0
Physical Sciences, Other0
Physics, General8
Category total21
Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience0
Psychology, General0
Psychology, Other0
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other21
Category total21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0
Public Policy Analysis, General0
Category total0
Social Sciences
Archeology0
Economics, General76
International Relations and Affairs0
Political Science and Government, General28
Political Science and Government, Other1
Social Sciences, Other5
Sociology and Anthropology11
Sociology, General0
Urban Studies/Affairs1
Category total122
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Dance, General1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4
Film/Cinema/Media Studies0
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other4
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0
Fine/Studio Arts, General7
Industrial and Product Design0
Music, General5
Music, Other0
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0
Category total24
Grand total431
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $26,731
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined10182
Badminton4
Baseball32
Basketball1511
Field Hockey16
Golf12
Lacrosse3924
Soccer2927
Softball16
Swimming1926
Tennis1413
Volleyball13
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)01/01/1921)01/01/2028
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/141477.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape15106
d. Fondling11113
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary230
j. Motor vehicle theft110
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence101
b. Dating violence1567
c. Stalking320
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations111
c. Liquor law violations22188
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.002
b. Drug abuse violations215044
c. Liquor law violations3390118
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201620172018
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape964
d. Fondling671
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary110
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201620172018
a. Domestic violence100
b. Dating violence847
c. Stalking100
Arrests201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations110
c. Liquor law violations18123
Disciplinary Actions201620172018
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.002
b. Drug abuse violations214837
c. Liquor law violations2848104
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate0.7%1.3%1.3%
Number in default122
Number in repayment139153147
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)