Swarthmore College is on a 425-acre campus in a suburban setting in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. Swarthmore College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Swarthmore College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Swarthmore College has a thriving Boy Meets Tractor (sketch comedy troupe). In fact, more students participate in Boy Meets Tractor (sketch comedy troupe) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Swarthmore College include Rhythm N Motion (performing dance styles of the African Diaspora), Multi (community for people who self-identify as multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural, and/or multireligious), Mixed Company (a cappella group).
Swarthmore College students' favorite campus traditions are Primal Scream, Worthstock and First Collection.
Swarthmore College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. . First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Swarthmore College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Swarthmore College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Swarthmore College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Badminton||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Squash||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Club Teams||Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Swarthmore College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Swarthmore College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Swarthmore College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Swarthmore College, take Interstates 476 and 95 to Swarthmore, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Philadelphia International airport.
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