Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College

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Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of roughly 1,500 students.

The college is located in the borough of Swarthmore, PA. Founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. Swarthmore dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in 1933. Today, the college is known for a rigorous intellectual character, shaped by a commitment to social responsibility and the legacy of Swarthmore's Quaker heritage.

Ninety percent of graduates eventually attend graduate or professional school and over twenty percent of graduates attain a Doctor of Philosophy degree in their lifetime, a rate surpassed only by the California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College and Reed College.

Swarthmore is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, a cooperative arrangement among Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Haverford College. The consortium shares an integrated library system of more than three million volumes, and students are able to cross-register in courses at all three institutions. A common Quaker heritage exists amongst the consortium schools and the University of Pennsylvania also extends this cross-registration agreement to classes at UPenn's College of Arts and Sciences.

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Twenty-seven percent of the admitted students are among the first generation in their family to attend college.

4 days ago

On Friday, March 22, Morgan will stage Pohaku, a dance-theater piece bringing together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design.

6 days ago

Update: The Garnet will face Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday, March 16, in Fort Wayne, Ind., for the national championship.

last week

Professor of Studio Art Syd Carpenter is one of five Swarthmore faculty members who shared their expertise on the popular podcast series.

last week

Led by head coach Landry Kosmalski, who recently spoke with KYW Newsradio, the Garnet will travel to Amherst College to face Randolph-Macon on Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m.

about 2 weeks ago

Six alums shared stories about finding a job after graduation and how Swarthmore shaped their professional lives. 

March 5, 2019

“Voting is a manifestation of our College’s values,” says President Valerie Smith. “It is a form of experiential learning, civic engagement, and social justice.”

March 4, 2019

Blanchard is a specialist in early modern literature and culture, and his teaching also encompasses modern French literature, the philosophy and anthropology of literature, and the medical humanities.

March 1, 2019

Philosopher Krista Thomason received tenure and is one of 10 faculty members to be promoted.

February 26, 2019

Community members have until March 10 to submit projects that help the College move toward its goals of Zero Waste and carbon neutrality.

February 22, 2019