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 Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA

500 College Ave, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

General information:(610)328-8000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,545( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:8 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $37,860 $39,600 $41,150 -4%
Out-of-state $37,860 $39,600 $41,150 -4%
Books and supplies $1,150 $1,150 $1,150 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,740 $11,900 $12,100 -2%
Other $1,515 $1,503 $1,495 1%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $52,265 $54,153 $55,895 -2%
Off Campus $39,010 $40,750 $42,300 -5%
Off Campus with Family $39,010 $40,750 $42,300 -5%
Out-of-state
On Campus $52,265 $54,153 $55,895 -2%
Off Campus $39,010 $40,750 $42,300 -5%
Off Campus with Family $39,010 $40,750 $42,300 -5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $40,816
In-state fees $334
Out-of-state tuition $40,816
Out-of-state fees $334
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 238 61% --
Grant or scholarship aid 208 54% $7,015,014 $33,726
Federal grants 65 17% $308,432 $4,745
Pell grants 53 14% $207,307 $3,911
Other federal grants 58 15% $101,125 $1,744
State/local government grant or scholarships 21 5% $28,405 $1,353
Institutional grants or scholarships 207 53% $6,678,177 $32,262
Student loan aid 95 24% $509,561 $5,364
Federal student loans 94 24% $441,833 $4,700
Other student loans 3 1% $67,728 $22,576
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 878 58% $27,866,248 $31,738
Pell grants 233 15% $888,052 $3,811
Federal student loans 385 25% $2,192,654 $5,695

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,545
Undergraduate enrollment 1,545
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 10
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,547 2,638 3,909
Percent admitted 15% 18% 13%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 7% 5%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 325 84%
ACT 143 37%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 680 770
SAT Math 670 760
SAT Writing 680 770
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 34
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 96 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 10053
Badminton -9
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1411
Field Hockey -18
Golf 12-
Lacrosse 3623
Soccer 2722
Softball -14
Swimming 2322
Tennis 1010
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations10 0
Liquor law violations202737
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 5913
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 426
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 14168
Motor vehicle theft 401
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 114
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 11137
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

• This institution is not found on the current Federal loan default rates database.

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page.

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies0
African-American/Black Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
Area Studies, Other1
Asian Studies/Civilization1
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other0
French Studies0
German Studies0
Latin American Studies0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0
Russian Studies0
Women's Studies0
Category total12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13
Biometry/Biometrics0
Biophysics0
Category total52
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0
Category total11
Education Colleges
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other0
Education, Other0
Category total12
Engineering Colleges
Engineering, General0
Category total14
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other0
Category total31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1
Chinese Language and Literature1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0
Comparative Literature0
French Language and Literature1
German Language and Literature0
Japanese Language and Literature0
Latin Language and Literature0
Linguistics2
Russian Language and Literature0
Spanish Language and Literature1
Category total33
History Colleges
History, General2
History, Other0
Category total20
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, Other0
Mathematics, General11
Category total11
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences0
Mathematics and Computer Science0
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1
Category total2
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies0
Category total0
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Islamic Studies1
Philosophy1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other0
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total24
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy1
Astrophysics0
Chemical Physics0
Chemistry, General0
Geology/Earth Science, General0
Physical Sciences, Other0
Physics, General3
Category total27
Psychology Colleges
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0
Psychology, General3
Psychology, Other1
Category total32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0
Public Policy Analysis, General0
Category total0
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General13
International Relations and Affairs0
Political Science and Government, General8
Political Science and Government, Other0
Social Sciences, Other0
Sociology0
Sociology and Anthropology2
Category total132
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Dance, General0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other2
Fine/Studio Arts, General2
Music, General0
Musicology and Ethnomusicology0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other0
Category total26
Grand total81