Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA 19081


General College Information:

Private 4-year liberal arts college, founded 1864.

Suburban campus setting on 357 acres, located in Swarthmore (population=6000), 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

Semester-based academic year

Total Student Population (approx.): 1500 undergraduates; 0 graduate students; 20 professional/other.

Undergraduates (approx.): 100% full-time; 16% from Pennsylvania; 33% minorities (7% African-American; 15% Asian-American; 10% Hispanic-American; <1% Native American); 6% international students; 52% women.

On-Campus Housing:
Undergrad: Req'd for freshman year; 94% of students live on-campus.
Graduate: N/A

Annual Tuition and Fees for FT Students (approx.):  (To check the most current rates: Current Rates)
Undergrads: $39,600
Grad Students: N/A

Annual Room and Board (approx.): $11,900

ROTC Program Offered On-Campus?: No

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Engineering Program Information:

Program Name: Dept of Engineering (www.engin.swarthmore.edu)

Engineering Student Population (approx.): 100 undergraduates; 0 graduate students.

Engineering Departments:

Engineering (Engr)

Degrees Offered: (B=Bachelor's; M=Master's; D=Doctorate)


Dept B M D


Engr X    

* Concentrations offered in:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Engineering Admissions Statistics (2009):

Offered Admission/Applied (% Accepted): 152/575 (26%)

Enrolled/Offered Admission (% Enrolled): 43/152 (28%)

Notable Engineering Program Rankings:

A Top 50 Undergraduate Engineering Program (per US News; ranked # 36 overall; #11 amongst schools not having a doctoral program)

Other Information Regarding The School And Its Engineering Program:

A detailed profile of this school's engineering program is provided online at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) website at: http://www.asee.org/about/publications/profiles/search.cfm

Contact Information:



Mailing Address

Phone / Email

General College Contacts:

Main Website/
General Address and Phone


500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

(610) 328-8000

Admissions Office


3 Whittier Place
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

(610) 328-8300

Financial Aid Office


500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

(610) 328-8358

Housing Committee



(610) 328-8362

Engineering Program Contacts:

Dept of Engineering


203 Hicks
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

(610) 328-8071
see website for email

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