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At Swarthmore, students develop meaningful relationships that foster intellectual conversations and life-long friendships.

Culture & Diversity

At Swarthmore, students listen deeply and share experiences with those who have different viewpoints, identities, and histories. The diversity of perspectives represented by our students contributes to our community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.


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. For more information on club sports, visit Athletics. For all other inquiries, contact the Office of Student Engagement (OSE).


Leadership & Engagement Opportunities

There is a wide range of opportunities for students to serve the College, the broader community, and one another. Students play a significant role in College governance, holding positions on numerous standing committees.


Surrounded by Natural Beauty

Swarthmore’s pastoral 425-acre campus is the home of the renowned Scott Arboretum, which boasts robust gardens and more than 4,000 plant varieties.



Through academic programs, student-led performances on and off campus, and an array of creative spaces, the arts at Swarthmore burst with inventiveness and color.

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