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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 28 - Swarthmore College



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Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Swarthmore College is a unique institution known for its Quaker roots and mission. Founded in 1864, with its first classes held in 1869, Swarthmore is one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States.


Swarthmore College offers a true liberal arts education that encourages students to explore different fields and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge. Students have the freedom to choose their own academic path while still receiving a well-rounded education.


Notable alumni include astronaut Sally Ride, actor Stephen Lang and politician Michael DuKakis.


Here are some of the distinctive features of Swarthmore College:

  • Honors Program: Swarthmore's Honors Program is a distinctive feature of the college. It embodies intellectual self-direction, characterized by deep student-faculty collaboration and exams given by leaders in the field.

  • Academic Opportunities: Swarthmore College offers a curriculum unmatched among liberal arts colleges of its size. It encourages students to explore different fields, but still allows them to choose their own path.

  • Campus: Swarthmore College's beautiful 425-acre campus is a nationally registered arboretum with rolling wooded hills. Iconic Parrish Hall is the heart of the Swarthmore campus.

  • Campus Life: Over 95% of the students live in college housing.

  • Academically Oriented: Swarthmore College is a very learning and academically oriented place, and people are very interested in knowledge for its own sake as well as for practical purposes.

  • Affordability and Access: Swarthmore College has a unique commitment to affordability and access.

  • Small School Advantages: Swarthmore is a small college that emphasizes learning more than anything. This fosters real erudition and allows for a more personalized education experience.

Swarthmore College's acceptance rate for the undergraduate Class of 2027 was 6.7%. Students accepted to Swarthmore have an average SAT score of 1465 and an ACT score between 33 and 35.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid Go Phoenix!


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