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Swarthmore College

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, Swarthmore's buildings and architecture stand as nat... More More

Swarthmore Students Say...

The Swarthmore community is “a family of students who are engaged in academics, learning, politics, activism, and civic responsibility, with a work hard, play hard, intense mentality, who don’t get enough sleep because they’re too busy doing all they want to do in their time here, and who (this is kind of cheesy, but true) when you really think abo... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

500 College Avenue

Swarthmore, PA 19081

United States

Phone: 610-328-8300

Fax: 610-328-8580


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 89
Fire Safety Rating: 86
Green Rating: 85
Environment:Village (population 5,000 - 24,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 425.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.swarthmore.edu/publicsafety.xml

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 94.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Men's dorms
Women's dorms

Gender Neutral housing (students of any gender may share rooms and/or share bathrooms)
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:No
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:150
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
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
Number of Honor Societies:3
Number of Social Sororities:1
    % of women who join:6%
Number of Social Fraternities:2
% of men who join: 13
Number of Religious Organizations:14
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:Swarthmore hosts social, activist and support organizations for gay, lesbian and transgendered students. Learn more at: www.swarthmore.edu/studentactivities.xml
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description: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
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Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Garnet
Women's Sports Team Name:Garnet
Team Mascot:Phoenix
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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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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: 99.00
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.
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