Students can choose from over 40 programs of study.
The student to faculty ratio is 8:1.
Students have the opportunity to pursue undergraduate summer research, and many apply for a $4,800 stipend so that they can devote a substantial amount of time to their project. Two-thirds of Swarthmore students participate in undergraduate research or independent creative projects.
The Swarthmore Honors Program features faculty working with small groups of committed students; an emphasis on independent research and special projects; students entering into a dialogue with peers, teachers, and examiners; a challenging program of study in major and minor or cross-disciplinary fields; and written and oral examinations given by outside experts at the end of the students’ senior year.