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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA
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Campus Life and Facilities

Swarthmore Says...

Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Swarthmore's idyllic, 425-acre campus is an arboretum, complete with rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails. From its state-of-the-art L.E.E.D. certified science center to its new residence halls with environmentally responsible design,... More More

Swarthmore Students Say...

The Swarthmore community is “a family of students who are engaged inacademics, learning, politics, activism, and civic responsibility, with a workhard, play hard, intense mentality, who don’t get enough sleep because they’retoo busy doing all they want to do in their time here, and who (this is... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

500 College Avenue

Swarthmore, PA 19081

United States

Phone: 610-328-8300

Fax: 610-328-8580


Student Housing

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Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Men's dorms Women's dorms

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Gender Neutral housing (students of any gender may share rooms and/or share bathrooms)

Student Activities


Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Humor Magazine Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Speakers Forum Student Film Society Theater Program
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Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Garnet Women's Sports Team Name :Garnet Team Mascot :Phoenix
# of sports for women, varsity
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Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Badminton Basketball CrossCountry FieldHockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

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LGBT Support Groups
Swarthmore hosts social, activist and support organizations for gay, lesbian and transgendered students. Learn more at: www.swarthmore.edu/studentactivities.xml
Minority Support Groups
Swarthmore is a welcoming place for students of all backgrounds. We believe in creating a campus environment that benefits from the widest range of cultural, racial, and social perspectives. Learn more at: http://www.swarthmore.edu/student-life/intercultural-center/about-us.xml

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 5 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 20.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: Yes Partnerships with Technology Companies: No Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 99% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Apple, Dell Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: No Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: When you step onto the Swarthmore campus, you engage the world. A world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. One where idyllic lawns and hills mark your journey to a class on robotics or international cinema. One with a dynamic array of arts spaces to enjoy — or stage — a performance. A place that crackles with diversity of culture and thought, whether it’s chatting with a classmate from another continent in one of the campus coffee bars or listening to a Rhodes Scholar in the LEED-certified Science Center. A place replete with avenues of exploration, where you can immerse yourself in the Language Resource Center’s many offerings, in the stars when at the College’s observatory, or with any number of cultural experiences in center city Philadelphia, just a short train ride away. Whatever you make of your time at Swarthmore, you’ll become equipped to excel in our rapidly changing world, attaining fulfillment as a person and citizen. Opportunity abounds.
Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Widener University
Navy ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: University of Pennsylvania
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: St. Joseph's University
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