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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
#3

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Swarthmore College, located in Swarthmore, Penn., was founded in 1864. Situated 11 miles from Philadelphia, the scenic campus has been designated an arboretum. Unlike other liberal arts colleges, Swarthmore also offers a B.S. in engineering. The College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need; and decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and U.S.

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Quick Facts


500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

2014-2015 Tuition

$46,060 Tuition and Fees

Students

1534 undergraduate students
49% male / 51% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
14.3% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1864

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Education, Other, Engineering, General, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Mathematics, General, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology, Psychology, Other, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology and Anthropology, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, German Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Education, General, Engineering, General, Linguistics, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Sociology and Anthropology, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, German Studies, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,534
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,524
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 0
Percent of male undergraduates: 49%
Percent of female undergraduates: 51%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: badminton, basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 9 12
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 16 8 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 2
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 4 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 13 7 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Negligent manslaughter N/A 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A 0 0
Robbery N/A 0 0
Aggravated assault N/A 0 0
Burglary N/A 0 0
Motor vehicle theft N/A 0 0
Arson N/A 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 27 37 24
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 9 12 8
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A 0 0
Drug law violations N/A 0 0
Liquor law violations N/A 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) 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.


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