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Swarthmore College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,232 $34,884 $36,490 $37,860 3.8%
Books and supplies $1,048 $1,080 $1,110 $1,150 3.6%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,300 $10,816 $11,314 $11,740 3.8%
Other $1,387 $1,435 $1,467 $1,515 3.3%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $45,967 $48,215 $50,381 $52,265 3.7%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Swarthmore College

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,575 2,210 3,365
Percent admitted 17% 21% 15%
Percent admitted who enrolled 41% 42% 40%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school record X  
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 360 91%
ACT 124 32%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 670 760
SAT Math 670 770
SAT Writing 670 760
ACT Composite 30 33

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 1/1/1921 -   Accredited