Costs: Tuition and Fees

Bell Tower

Tuition and Fees (2016–17)

Tuition: $48,720

Room: $7,410

Board: $7,036

Student Activity Fee: $384*

Total: $63,550

* Swarthmore aims to ensure that all students have access to the same opportunities and experiences, regardless of their financial background. The student activity fee covers a comprehensive set of costs for which many other colleges charge students on an à la carte basis, including:

  • Laundry
  • Printing
  • Concerts
  • Participation in sports and other activities
  • Admission to athletic events
  • IT support
  • Late-night coffee and snacks at the library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Social events
  • Trips into Philadelphia
  • Lectures
  • Campus movie nights