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Information for Counselors

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Wondering if Swarthmore could be a good fit for your students? Use this site to learn more about us and the types of students that thrive in Swarthmore’s academically rigorous – and uniquely supportive –  residential community. 

Swarthmore, In Brief 

  • A highly selective liberal arts and sciences college in Swarthmore, Pa., just 11 miles outside Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the United States.
  • An institution committed to educational access, as demonstrated by our loan-free financial aid awards, which meet 100% of determined need.
  • A community of about 1,651 undergraduate students who come from all over the United States and more than 50 countries.
  • A college that offers 40+ academic programs ranging from ancient history and theater to computer science and engineering – as well as a unique self-selected Honors Program – that lead to incredible post-collegiate outcomes.