From the School

Swarthmore College has supported thinkers and doers for more than 150 years. Swarthmore students are creators, inventors, debaters, and problem solvers. If that appeals to you, we invite you to join us. As you help shape this place, it shapes you; your way of looking at the world, your way of interacting with it, your way of making it a better place. After four years on our campus – described as equal parts “challenging and busy” and “idyllic and enchanting” – you’ll emerge prepared to work with others to make things happen. Whether that means advancing sustainability research, starting a microfinance incubator, founding a dance-based youth empowerment program, or making adaptations for blind students in engineering curriculum, as a Swattie you’ll have what it takes to apply your knowledge with meaning and purpose.

One of our students said, “It doesn’t ultimately matter what courses you take here. What matters is that you took them here.” Swarthmore students immerse themselves in a world of intellect and action, collaboration and connection. Every course is designed to make you think, which means that you and your classmates will struggle together, laugh together, and end up discovering more than you thought possible.

What lies at the heart of our community? It’s passion. We don’t trade in the type of motivation that’s extrinsically imposed on you. That’s coercion. We don’t value a superficial reward: that’s a pat on the head. We believe that it’s hard to motivate in a vacuum, and that’s why the quality of the people around you makes such a difference. Everyone at Swarthmore is on an intellectual journey. The students are compelled to find their calling – undauntingly and unceasingly. The faculty is inspired to work with students on joint research projects, which helps students realize themselves as scholars and leaders and doers. That leads to even greater involvement, which leads to the kind of discussions you can’t stop thinking about, which leads to even deeper levels of collaboration. Before long, you’re asking questions your professor can’t answer. You’re thinking of ways to apply your ideas, to make them more relevant to the world.

Overall

From The School


Striving for a diverse, well-rounded class, the admissions staff carefully considers a number of criteria without a rigid emphasis on any one factor. Applicants are evaluated holistically, based on the following criteria:

  • High school record (as well as strength of curriculum)
  • Rank in class (if high school ranks)
  • Standardized tests (SAT or ACT)
  • Extracurricular commitments
  • Essays (included in application)
  • Recommendations (two from academic teachers, one from counselor)
  • Interview (highly recommended but not required)

Overview

Applicants
7,717
Acceptance Rate
13%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
645 - 760
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 770

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
690 - 780

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 34

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 1

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


The College offers more than 600 courses a year; an exceptional Honors Program; individual special majors; a program in education that leads to Pennsylvania secondary school certification; and significant undergraduate research opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering.

If you’re like most Swatties, you’ve worked really hard to prepare for college and paid a lot of attention to grades. So in your first semester at Swarthmore, we want you to focus on learning without worrying about your GPA. Our distinctive freshman pass/fail semester has obvious benefits: You’ll explore topics that interest you, expose yourself to new disciplines, challenge yourself, and discover potentially life-changing passions—without being paralyzed by the stultifying fear of failure. In addition, you’ll have a chance to adjust to college life and achieve a balance between coursework and everything else.

Some of our students prefer to take a deep dive into their area of passion. Those students find their intellectual home in Swarthmore’s Honors Program, which represents intellectual inquiry at its highest levels. Modeled on the Oxford tutorial system, it features small groups of students working collaboratively with faculty to explore topics through spirited debate and thoughtful exploration of ideas. At the close of their senior year, Honors Program candidates are evaluated by visiting examiners, such as Federal Reserve economists and directors of world-class theater companies. You know you’ve truly mastered a topic when it’s time to discuss your ideas with brilliant strangers.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Swarthmore College awards two degrees, the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. The College offers the following courses of study:

Art and Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biology
Black Studies
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classics
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance
Design Your Own Major
Economics
Educational Studies
Engineering
English Literature
Environmental Studies
Film and Media Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Interpretation Theory
Islamic Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Medieval Studies
Modern Languages and Literatures (including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish)
Music
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology and Anthropology
Theater


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
220
with Terminal Degree
210

118
Men
102
Women
47
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
94%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, Other

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Islamic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

Swarthmore College "has a lovely campus, the people are almost unbelievably friendly, it's a safe environment, and it's really, really challenging academically," and "although it's not one of the most well-known schools, those who do know of it also know of its wonderful reputation. It's where to go for a real education— for learning for the sake of truly learning, rather than just for grades." Students warn that "academics here are definitely stressful, especially when you sign up for extracurricular activities that take up some more time—and almost everyone here is involved in something outside of classes, because you don't want to just go to class, study, and sleep every day." As a result, "Swarthmore is truly challenging. It teaches its students tough lessons not only about classes but about life, and though it may be extremely, almost unbearably difficult sometimes, it's totally worth it." Undergrads also note that "there are tons of resources to help you—professors, academic mentors, writing associates (who are really helpful to talk to when you have major papers), residential assistants, psychological counseling, multicultural support groups, queer/trans support groups—basically, whenever you need help with something, there's someone you can talk to." Swatties also love how "Swarthmore is amazingly flexible. The requirements are very limited, allowing you to explore whatever you are interested in and change your mind millions of times about your major and career path. If they don't offer a major you want, you can design your own with ease."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Eugene Lang '38
Philanthropist

Sandra Moore Faber '66
National Medal of Science Winner; Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Evan Gregory '01 and Andrew Gregory '04
Producers of Auto-Tune the News

Cynthia Leive ’88
Editor-in-chief of Glamour

John Mather '68
senior astrophysicist, NASA; 2006 Nobel Laureate

Jonathan Franzen '81
Award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

Antoinette Sayeh '79
Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
94%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$48,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$109,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$50,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$115,000

Percent High Job Meaning
51%

Percent STEM
25%


Students Say

Swarthmore's Career Services does its part to help students reach their fullest potential by offering a variety of useful resources. Personalized career counseling advises undergrads on their options for major selection, internships, externships, and graduate school applications. The Career Cafés engage the community on broad topics, like women in leadership or sustainable farming, that may have career implications. And, of course, a packed events calendar lets students network with alumni, attend panel discussions, and impress potential employers at recruiting consortiums. Take note of Swarthmore's extensive externship program. It matches students with alumni volunteers for week-long job-shadowing experiences in laboratories, museums, publishing companies, labor unions, leading think-tanks, and other places where you might like to work someday. Alumni who visited PayScale.com reported an average starting salary of $51,000, and 49 percent think their work makes the world a better place.

Lots of schools have Honors Programs, but the unique program at Swarthmore might just be its most distinguishing feature. About one third of Swarthmore students work towards Honors distinction throughout their junior and senior years. Honors candidates create a program for themselves made up of four "preparations" (i.e. a seminar, thesis, or research project) in at least two disciplines. One of the fantastic things about the program is that it's entirely defined by the students. At the end of the program, external examiners who are experts in their fields, such as theater professionals from the Tisch School at NYU and Google software engineers, come to evaluate honors candidates through written and oral examination. Dr. Amy Vollmer, chair of Swarthmore's biology department, explained, "During one weekend in May, hundreds of honors examiners arrive on our campus. All of the oral exams take place in a matter of two days." Seniors who have been creating and nurturing groundbreaking ideas, get to then demonstrate what they've been learning and doing—to an expert. Their ideas are expressed and analyzed in a full discussion usually reserved for a graduate thesis defense, which can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience for students. Dr. Vollmer said that the program is unique in the way that experts in the field are introduced to Swarthmore's best and brightest. Swarthmore's reputation for scholarship returns with the honors examiners to their home institutions, a very useful rep to have when students are later applying to graduate school. Still, she said truly "the only priority at Swarthmore is undergrad." There's no "this will be useful later" mentality. Swarthmore students' work is always useful and relevant, right now.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


For 2016–2017, the College charges, including tuition, room, board, and student activity fee, amount to $63,550. The activity fee covers not only the usual student services — health, library, laboratory fees, for example — but admission to all social, cultural, and athletic events on campus. In addition, the College’s Quaker roots manifest themselves in a cash-free campus, as the annual activity fee covers everything from digital printing and laundry to sporting events, campus movie screenings, and dance performances.

Financial Aid


Swarthmore’s robust financial aid program is a hallmark of affordability for admitted students. Last year, Swarthmore awarded over $31 million in loan-free financial aid. The average award for the Class of 2020 was $46,931. Swarthmore does not consider a family’s ability to pay when it makes its admissions decisions for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students graduating from U.S. high schools. If you are admitted, Swarthmore will carefully consider many factors to assess your family’s ability to pay tuition, and then offer an aid award to meet up to 100 percent of demonstrated need. Almost 60% of the Class of 2020 received financial aid in 2015-2016. Swarthmore also provides assistance to some international students. This comprehensive program reflects our commitment to maximizing access to an outstanding educational experience.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$46,897

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$45,536

Average Need-Based Loan
$0

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
31%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,957

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$46,931

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,720
Required Fees
$384
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,315

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,446
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


With more than 100 student clubs and organizations on campus, dozens of community service groups, 22 Division III varsity athletic teams, free lectures and performances occurring daily on campus, and full course loads, Swarthmore students are in perpetual motion.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,620
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

16.33%
Asian
6.56%
African-American
12.74%
Hispanic
42.42%
Caucasian
2.60%
Unknown
11.63%
International

51% female
49% male
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Students are "not sure if there is a typical Swattie" but suspect that "the defining feature among us is that each person is brilliant at something: maybe dance, maybe quantum physics, maybe philosophy. Each person here has at least one thing that [he or she does] extraordinarily well." A Swattie "is [typically] liberal, involved in some kind of activism group or multicultural group, talks about classes all the time, was labeled a nerd by people in high school, and is really smart—one of those people where you just have to wonder, how do they get all their homework done and manage their extracurriculars and still have time for parties?" The campus "is very diverse racially but not in terms of thought—in other words, pretty much everyone's liberal, you don't get many different points of view. Multicultural and queer issues are big here, but you don't have to be involved in that to enjoy Swarthmore. You just have to accept it."

Overview

From The School


Location


The path from the beauty and tranquility of Swarthmore’s 425-acre arboretum campus to the adventure and opportunity of the wider world is far shorter than you might think. Each fall, the College’s seniors screen The Graduate on the lawn in front of Parrish Hall, and each fall, the film reminds students to contemplate life beyond campus, and the rest of their lives. With Philadelphia less than 30 minutes away, and New York City and Washington, D.C. within a 90-minute train ride, life-shaping experiences are within easy reach. And even on campus, incredible opportunities present themselves in surprising ways, such as the student who, partly on the strength of helping to build a database of Crum Woods ecological data, was offered a position at Google. The bottom line: Swarthmore’s sense of place prepares you for anything and everything. Our alumni are equipped to make the most of where they’ve been—and make sense of what they haven’t yet seen.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Swarthmore has a dynamic array of arts spaces to enjoy — or stage — a performance. Avenues of exploration abound, whether it’s immersing yourself in Language Resource Center technology to learn a new dialect, getting lost in the stars in the observatory, or studying or sharing samosas with friends in the Kohlberg coffee bar. The forthcoming biology, engineering, psychology (BEP) building will open new doors of discovery for students. The new, gleaming Matchbox facility offers a multifaceted, modern approach to wellness, recreation, and the performing arts, imbuing creativity, fitness, and community.

Off-Campus Opportunities


Swarthmore belong to the Tri-College consortium, which links to nearby Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges both academically and socially. In addition, students can take courses at the University of Pennsylvania, a short train ride away. These extensions of the Swarthmore experience allow students to expand their intellectual and social capital, whether it’s watching a play at Haverford, connecting with a Penn professor about an internship reference, or sharing a meal at Bryn Mawr. The College offers shuttles to the other Tri-Co schools, community service sites, local restaurants and shops, and more. There’s also a train station adjacent to campus, inviting students to the rich cultural tapestry of center city Philadelphia (less than 30 minutes away).


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
95%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing

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 about it are really just smart students who care about the world and want to make it better." There "is a misconception that Swarthmore students do nothing but study, [but] while we certainly do a lot of it, we still find many ways to have fun." Not so much in hometown Swarthmore—"there isn't a lot to do right in the area"—but "with a train station on campus, Philly is very accessible." Additionally, "there are so many organizations and clubs on campus that you'd be pressed to find none of the activities interesting. Even then, you can start your own club, so that takes care of it." The small size of the school means that "opportunities to participate in many different programs" are usually available. On-campus activities "are varied, and there is almost always something to do on the weekend. There are student musical performances, drama performances, movies, speakers, and comedy shows," as well as "several parties every weekend, with and without alcohol, and a lot of pre-partying with friends." One student sums up, "While it is tough to generalize on the life of a Swarthmore student, one word definitely applies to us all: busy. All of us are either working on extracurriculars, studying, or fighting sleep to do more work."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
150
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
14

11% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Garnet)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Garnet)
12 Sports

Badminton
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Swarthmore hosts social, activist and support organizations for gay, lesbian and transgendered students. Learn more at: http://www.swarthmore.edu/living-swarthmore/student-activities-and-leadership

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/intercultural-center

Army ROTC Offered
Navy ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Sustainability

Swarthmore’s Quaker heritage fuels its verve for environmental stewardship. The College buys renewable energy credits for 125 percent of its electricity use and, through its Climate Action Plan, is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2035. All new construction is certified LEED Silver or higher, which aligns with the College’s intention to apply the highest standard of sustainable construction possible to its planned Biology, Engineering, Psychology building. Ninety-seven percent of Swarthmore students live on campus, relying on bike- and car-sharing programs and public transportation. There’s more: dining services allots nearly half of its food budget to local and organic ingredients. The College composts over 200 pounds of kitchen scraps and post-consumer waste daily and recycles vegetable oil — reducing carbon dioxide as much as planting 2,024 trees would. And the stormwater management approach deploys porous pavement, rain gardens, infiltration beds, and 31,000 square feet of green roofing to control runoff. But environmental stewardship isn’t just an over-arching ethic at Swarthmore. It’s personal. Among the student-supported efforts is the Crum Creek Monitoring project, for which they help to test chemicals and track the watershed’s vitality. Another source of pride is the Good Food project, whose community-built, organic garden stokes sustainable food practices.

85/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
44%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

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

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jim Bock
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Address
Admissions Office
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Phone
6103288300


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Kohlberg & Eldridge Commons Coffee Bars
Parrish Beach (the central campus lawn)
Scott Outdoor Amphitheater
The Matchbox (wellness center)
Paces (student-run cafe)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia
Downtown Swarthmore and nearby Media, Pa.
Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, UPenn
King of Prussia Mall
The Swarthmore campus is served by regional rail making travel to these and other destinations easy and convenient.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri year round; Sat in spring & fall
8:30am-4:30pm; 9am-noon
6103288300

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
sgreen1@swarthmore.edu or see coach directory at http://www.swarthmore.edu/athletics/staff_directory.html

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
High school seniors welcome, Sun -Thu

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Philadelphia International Airport is approximately a 20-minute drive from campus. Taxis, rental cars, or SEPTA commuter trains are available. Amtrak trains serve Philadelphia’s 30th St. Station, and from there visitors may take the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line to the Swarthmore station on the edge of campus. Greyhound buses serve Philadelphia from many cities. From the bus station, visitors may walk to the Market East train station and take the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line to Swarthmore as described above.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If heading east on the Pennsylvania Tpke., take Exit 326 (Valley Forge); then, take I-76 E. (Schuylkill Expressway) 2.5 miles to I-476 S. Proceed on I-476 for 13 miles to Exit 3 (Media/Swarthmore). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left onto Baltimore Pike. Stay in the right lane, and in less than a quarter mile, turn right onto Rte. 320 S. At the first light, turn right to stay on Rte. 320. Proceed to the second traffic light (College Ave.) and turn right. On College Avenue take the first right onto Cedar Lane. At the next stop sign turn left onto Elm Avenue. Turn left onto Whittier Place, marked by stone pillars. Proceed to the end of Whittier Place and turn right into the DuPont parking lot. The entrance to the Admissions Office is through the archway at the back of Parrish Hall. If heading west on the Pennsylvania Tpke., take Exit 333 (Norristown) and follow signs for I-476 S. Stay on I-476 for 17 miles to Exit 3(Media/Swarthmore). Follow above directions from that point. From the New Jersey Tpke., take Exit 3 and follow signs to the Walt Whitman Bridge. After crossing the bridge, stay to the right and follow signs for I-95 S. Take I-95 S., pass the Philadelphia International Airport, and continue to Exit 7 (I-476 N./Plymouth Meeting). Take I-476 N. to Exit 3 (Media/Swarthmore). At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the sign for Swarthmore by turning right onto Baltimore Pike. Follow above directions from that point. If heading north on I-95, take Exit 7 (I-476 N./Plymouth Meeting) and merge onto I-476 N. Take Exit 3 (Media/Swarthmore). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Baltimore Pike. Follow above directions from that point.


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