780+Swarthmoreans have received: 172 Fulbrights, 21 Goldwater Scholarships, 8 Marshalls, 117 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships, 13 National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Younger Scholars, 268 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships, 31 Rhodes Scholarships, 22 Truman Fellowships, 71 Watson Fellowships, and 36 Woodrow Wilson Fellowships. There are also 5 Nobel Laureates, 16 Macarthur Genius Fellows, and numerous Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winners among Swarthmore alumni. Learn more about Fellowships and Prizes
Top TenSwarthmore is one of the nation's top 10 schools for placing students in the best medical, law, and business graduate schools in the country.
Size of CurriculumWith a curriculum unmatched among liberal arts colleges its size, the College offers more than 600 courses and more than 40 courses of study; undergraduate research opportunities in science, engineering, social science and the humanities along with cross-registration at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and the University of Pennsylvania.
90%Graduates who attend graduate or professional school. With the most frequency, Swarthmore alumni earn their graduate degrees in all fields at the following universities: UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
Making NewsWhile doing the things that matter most to them from file sharing to voting rights; from video game design to teapot design; from launching the Genocide Intervention Network to launching War News Radio in the last year alone current Swarthmore students have found themselves featured in dozens of national newspapers, blogs, magazines, television and radio stations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, MTV, The New Yorker, Macworld, NPR, ABC News, Philadelphia Magazine, coolhunting.com, and Daily Kos.
100+With resources provided by the College, Swarthmore students run more than 100 clubs and organizations.
Rhodes to ScienceFour of Swarthmore's six recent Rhodes winners reflect the College's excellence in science education. Jacob Krich '00 studied the physics of liquid crystals. Fellow physics major Matthew Landreman '03 studied the process called "magnetic reconnection" that occurs in plasmas. Tafadzwa Muguwe '05 studied viruses. And Caitlin Mullarkey '09 researched a protein implicated in a form of malignant brain tumor. According to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, "Some science Ph.D.s, no doubt, are born. But others are made, and a visitor to [the Swarthmore] campus can practically watch them being hatched." Representing the social sciences, Rebecca Brubaker '06 studied conflict resolution in Cyprus and Andrew Sniderman '07 co-founded the Genocide Intervention Network.
100%Swarthmore meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need of admitted students with loan-free scholarship awards. More than half of all students (including international students) receive some need-based form of financial aid.
One-of-a-Kind HonorsDuring the annual culmination of our honors program - believed to be the only undergraduate program of its type in the U.S. - over one hundred outside scholars descend on Swarthmore. They arrive to give the College's honors students their oral examinations. During these exams Swatties often have the chance to test their ideas with scholars whose books they have been reading. Each student meets one-on-one with four scholars in their field. With more and more students pursuing interdisciplinary work and individual research projects the program, originally modeled after the Oxford University tutorial system, has adapted to new directions in intellectual life in modern and innovative ways.
One-Time-FeeA student activity fee paid with tuition covers all on-campus events for the year including weekly movies, parties, sporting events, concerts, plays, visiting writers, artists, speakers, and performers.
22/40%22 Division III Varsity Intercollegiate Sports Teams/40 percent of Swarthmore students play intercollegiate or club sports.
22 MinutesSwarthmore is just 22 minutes from Philadelphia by train (station at the foot of campus)
FourthSwarthmore ranks fourth among U.S. colleges and universities in the percentage of graduates who obtain Ph.D.s
83%Swarthmore-educated applicants admitted to medical school (compared with the national average of 49%).
Facts and figures that speak for themselves
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