Swarthmore College, a forward-thinking institution of liberal arts and engineering, celebrates a life of creativity and purpose. With a global outlook and 8:1 student/faculty ratio, Swarthmore unlocks its students' potential to become leaders of industries and agents of change. It exudes innovation, but it also knows where it came from. Whether it's meeting the financial need of all admitted students, modeling sustainable practices, or cultivating an environment of equality, the College honors its 150-year history and Quaker roots. Swarthmore harnesses the wisdom of the past to drive the future. And at Swarthmore, the future isn’t a fuzzy or faraway concept. It starts now.
When you step onto the Swarthmore campus, you engage the world. A world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. Where lush gardens and woods trace your journey to a class on plasma physics or international cinema. Think intellectual exploration with no limits, whether it's sharing perspectives with a classmate from another continent or listening to a Rhodes Scholar. Nights that stretch into mornings critiquing educational policy; or integrating music and art into a new performance piece; or building, with classmates, a robot that can navigate rough terrain. This is a community fueled by the free exchange of ideas. Professors will flip your viewpoint with a question, or travel with you to assess environmental damage, or help you to discover a forgotten language. The collaborative Honors program crackles with intellectual exploration, and an innovative externship program matches students with alumni from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. When you become a Swarthmore student, in fact, you forge connections with alumni around the world cutting-edge professionals as invested in the success of their alma mater and its graduates as they are in making a difference. The College community pushes students out of their comfort zones, urging open-mindedness and boldness. Whether it's designing their own major or starting a new club or bringing a national thought leader to campus, students forge paths they could not have imagined. At Swarthmore, exceptions are the norm.
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