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Swarthmore College is located 11 miles southwest from the city of Philadelphia in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The college is just a 30 minute drive from Philadelphia. New York and Washington, D.C. are about two hours away.

Driving Directions

From the NORTH (New Jersey Turnpike or I-95) 
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 3 and follow the signs to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Take I-95 South, pass Philadelphia International Airport and continue to exit 7, I-476 North/Plymouth Meeting. Take I-476 North to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At bottom of exit ramp, follow sign for Swarthmore by turning right onto Baltimore Pike. See below for rest of the way.

From the SOUTH (I-95) 
Follow I-95 North to Exit 7 (in Pennsylvania), I-476 North/Plymouth Meeting. Take I-476 to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the sign for Swarthmore by turning right onto Baltimore Pike. See below for rest of the way.

From the EAST (via the Pennsylvania Turnpike) 
From Exit 333, Norristown, follow signs for I-476 South. Stay on I-476 approximately 17 miles to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the signs to Swarthmore by turning left onto Baltimore Pike. See below for rest of the way.

From the WEST (via the Pennsylvania Turnpike) 
From Exit 326, Valley Forge, Take I-76 East, Schuykill Expressway, about 4 miles to I-476 South. Take I-476 approximately 12 miles to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At the bottom of the exit ramp, follow the signs to Swarthmore by turning left onto Baltimore Pike.  See below for rest of the way.

From the AIRPORT 
Take I-95 South. Continue to exit 7, I-476 North/Plymouth Meeting. Take I-476 North to Exit 3, Media/Swarthmore. At bottom of exit ramp, follow sign for Swarthmore by turning right onto Baltimore Pike. See below for rest of the way.

". . . the rest of the way" 
Stay in the right lane and in less than 1/4 mile turn right onto Route 320 South. At the first light turn right to stay on 320. Proceed through second light at College Avenue to the first driveway on your right to visitor parking at the Benjamin West House. The Benjamin West House (# 5 on campus map) is the College's visitor center and has someone there to hand out maps and directions 24 hours a day. Visitor parking is available in the Benjamin West Visitor's lot (#4 on campus map).

". . .finding Career Services"
After parking, it's a short walk to Parrish.  You will follow the path uphill from the parking lot. This path will take you past the McCabe Library (#32 on campus map) on your right. Employer information sessions are either held in 159 Parrish Hall (#39 on campus map) or the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg Hall (#25 on campus map).

By Train

The College is readily accessible from Philadelphia by train. Amtrak trains from New York and Washington arrive hourly at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. From 30th Street Station, the SEPTA Media/Elwyn rail line takes 25 minutes to reach the Swarthmore station. The last train to Swarthmore from 30th Street Station leaves at 12:09 a.m. on weekdays and at 11:26 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

AMTRAK, Schedules And Reservations:
Phone: (800) USA-RAIL
SEPTA (Commuter Train, Bus, And Subway):
Phone: (215) 580-7800
Philadelphia's 30th Street Station Office:
Phone: (215) 824-1600

As you get off the train, you will be adjacent to the Swarthmore station ticket office. Facing the ticket office, head to your right past the Ticket Office and go down the stairs. After passing through an underground tunnel, you will notice Parrish Hall ( a large gray stone building on campus) in the distance. Travel on Magill Walk (a walkway lined with lights) to arrive at Parrish Hall. Upon entering Parrish Hall, make a left and proceed down the West Wing corridor. The office of Career Services (Rm 135) will be the last office on the left. Employer information sessions are either held in 159 Parrish Hall (#39 on campus map) or the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg Hall (#25 on campus map).

For more information
A campus map can be viewed online here [pdf]. Our phone number is (610) 328-8352 and the Career Services reception area is located in 135 Parrish Hall. Our business hours are M-F 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Should you need assistance outside of regular business hours, contact our travel hotline by phone at (610) 328-8001.