About Swarthmore College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Swarthmore College cost?

Swarthmore College Cost of Attendance
In-state $49,104
Out-of-state $49,104
On-Campus Room and Board $14,446
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $19,641
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Swarthmore College Financial Aid and Debt

87%

Students paying down their debt

$19,500

Typical Total Student Debt

$202

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 63% $41,840
Federal Grants 17% $5,649
Pell grants 17% $4,412
Other federal grants 5% $2,911
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $2,838
Institutional grants or scholarships 58% $42,881
Student loan aid 12% $5,927
Federal student loans 12% $5,901
Other student loans 1% $21,173

Swarthmore College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 239 Up to $75
Have perfect attendance for a year 180 Up to $750
Visit a college campus 244 Up to $6,000
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 129 Up to $600
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 265 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Swarthmore College Admissions

What is Swarthmore College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 13%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 67% of applicants
SAT Reading 645-760
SAT Math 660-770
SAT Writing 680-760
ACT Submissions 49% of applicants
Composite Score 30-34

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Swarthmore College Campus Life

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

10

Forbes Ranking

88%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

94%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1606
Living on campus
Transfer Students 3%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Men
50%
Women
50%

Student Diversity

78%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
41.72%
Unknown
22.73%
Asian
16.75%
Hispanic or Latino
12.70%
Black or African American
5.92%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.06%

Swarthmore College Graduation Success

98%

First Year Student Retention

88%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$52,500

Average Salary After Graduation

About Swarthmore College

Address

500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify