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    From Swarthmore

    Swarthmore meets 100% of determined need with loan-free financial aid, and practices need-blind admissions for US citizens, permanent residents and undocumented students. We are a close-knit community where brilliant people with bright ideas come together for the common good (without the distraction of grades during the pass/fail first semester). As one of the top liberal arts institutions in the nation – which features an accredited engineering program – Swarthmore offers close access to faculty and hands-on research opportunities. Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia, students can explore our beautiful arboretum campus and take the train (with free train tickets provided by the College) to Philadelphia for the best of campus and city life.

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    Swarthmore College is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. There are currently 1,619 undergraduates at Swarthmore and the school’s acceptance rate is 7%. The tuition at Swarthmore is $59,328.
    Sticker Price: $80,014
    Net Price: $21,595
    Liberal Arts Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts colleges offer great opportunities for students to decide what they want to study. A Liberal Arts education is typically well-rounded and produces graduates who have a solid understanding of many topics. These schools tend to be smaller than universities.

    21 Suburb

    Suburban schools are a great option for students who want to take advantage of the amenities of the city while escaping the hustle and bustle. At a suburban school you’ll be within a stone’s throw of the city, but you will maintain a strong campus culture and remain grounded in your college’s community.

    Need Blind Need Blind

    Swarthmore College does not factor economic need into their admissions decisions. So, your ability to pay will not affect your chances of admission. Supplemental

    Swarthmore College asks applicants to complete a supplemental essay. Check out the “Admissions” page for our essay guide!

    Need Blind 100% Need

    Swarthmore College has committed to meeting 100% of applicants’ financial need. They determine your financial need using the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile, and will ensure that your financial aid package covers any costs you cannot pay.

    Questbridge Questbridge

    Swarthmore College is a Questbridge Partner College, which means that Questbridge recipients can use their scholarship funds to attend this school.

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