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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate7%

About Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Swarthmore College was founded in 1864 and enrolls 1,625 undergrads and no graduate students.

Swarthmore College Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 7% of applicants get into Swarthmore College each year. In 2022, 14,707 students applied to Swarthmore College and 1,019 were admitted.

Swarthmore College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 7%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 19%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Swarthmore College is located in the town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

If you want to see Swarthmore College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 476 and 95 to Swarthmore, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

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College Info

500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397

Campus Setting: Suburban

Swarthmore College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 4

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Swarthmore College is Jan 4.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Swarthmore College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Swarthmore College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Swarthmore College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1455 - 1540


Math SAT Range

730 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 770

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1540 and Above


1455 to 1540


1455 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Swarthmore College students is 1489. Applicants with SAT scores of 1540 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Swarthmore College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1455 to 1540 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1455 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Swarthmore College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Swarthmore College is like? There are approximately 1,625 students enrolled at Swarthmore College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 12% percent are from PA and 88% percent of students are from other states.


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