Swarthmore College

Established in 1864, Swarthmore College is a private, nonprofit institution offering undergraduate courses in engineering and liberal arts. In addition to regional accreditation, Swarthmore has its engineering baccalaureate program accreditation with ABET. The 330-acre campus sits in a suburban area 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia and contains 46 buildings, including residence halls.


All students can be accommodated in college housing, which includes single-sex and co-ed dormitories. In addition, there are substance-free dormitory wings. On-campus housing is required for the freshman year and is available for upper-classmen. 93% of students live on campus. Seniors may keep cars, but it is difficult to get a permit.


Total: 174 Ph.D.s: 96%


Full-time: 668 men, 760 women

Student/Faculty Ratio


Admissions Office

500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081


Financial Aid

500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081 610.328.8358