Swarthmore College

Student Life

Swarthmore Scenes

photo by Blaine O'Neill
Swarthmore students come from rural and urban areas, big schools and small ones, privates, publics and parochials; more than a third identify themselves as students of color, and seven percent are international students.
photo by Andrew Cheng '12
The Crum Woods, encompassing 220 acres of mostly forested land, contains walking trails that the community uses for recreation and meditation. The woods are an integral part of 35 courses in 12 academic departments.
photo by Kat Clark '12
With resources provided by the College, Swarthmore students run more than 100 clubs and organizations.
photo by E. Kostans
Swarthmore's 17 residence halls house a diverse mix of students of different class years; 95 percent of students live on campus.
Serving as Writing Associates, Student Academic Mentors, Ninjas (computer science peer tutors), and Wizards (engineering peer tutors) are just some of the ways students support each other and the community.
photo by June Xie '11
The inaugural Arts Weekend recently featured performances by ever-popular Rhythm n Motion, ...

Housing & Dining

Housing & Dining Sharing conversations in a cozy 8-person house or a lively 200-person dorm, over organic and locally grown food in the dining hall or over a hot beverage in one of several campus coffee bars, living on campus is a huge part of the Swarthmore experience.

Culture & Diversity

Culture & Diversity Our community benefits from the widest range of cultural, racial, and social perspectives.

How Do I...

Get an intern or externship?

how do i Intern and externships are opportunities to build a resume and explore career options. Talk with a Career Counselor to learn about opportunities available to you, stop by Parrish 135 or call 610-328-8352 to make an appointment.

Meet the Dean of Students Division

Liz Braun

Elizabeth Braun At Swarthmore, "there is an opportunity for an educational experience every moment of every day," says Dean of Students Liz Braun. more

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities From Boy Meets Tractor sketch comedy troupe to women's rugby, there are more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations to choose from. If you don't find what you're looking for, you can always start your own.