Swarthmore, a liberal arts college located 11 miles from Philadelphia, is part of the Tri-College Consortium with Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. The 425-acre campus is also designated as an arboretum. Students at Swarthmore are dedicated not only to their education but also to making the world a better place. The college offers over 40 programs of study ranging from Film & Media studies to Peace & Conflict studies to Engineering (the latter of which is unique for a liberal arts college). Additionally, Swarthmore’s Honors Program, modeled after the tutorial system at Oxford, is the only undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S.
Incoming students will join a vibrant and supportive community that offers plenty of student resources available whether you are a budding entrepreneur, interested in public service, or looking to establish community among first-generation college students. The Center for Innovation and Leadership provides tools for students to evolve and implement their ideas while developing their leadership skills. Swarthmore’s Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility helps students engage in meaningful work beyond their coursework, and programming at Intercultural Center supports students from a variety of backgrounds, including low-income and first-generation students.
Did you know? You can venture into Philadelphia free of cost through SwatDeck, a new initiative that promotes community development.