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The average financial aid award for the Class of 2022 is $54,967. Our financial aid awards consist of grants (money you do not need to repay) and the expectation that you'll work a part-time campus job. In addition, Swarthmore meets 100% of your determined financial need – without the expectation that you will borrow student loans.

Undergraduate Research

Our students pursue meaningful research projects supported by more than $800,000 in annual grants. Examples of recent student research topics include chromosomal sequencing in a brain cancer study, connections between Mexican national identity and indigenous legends, and improvements to urban public policy derived from behavioral economics.

Graduate Success

Swatties write award-winning opera librettos, design telescopes, manage operations and scouting for a Major League Baseball team, restore endangered languages in the Panamanian rainforest, and develop new tools to revolutionize eye surgery. Their success is rooted in Swarthmore's mission of advancing the common good through intellectual discovery.