Swarthmore College

Academic Highlights

  • 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.

  • Extensive pre-professional advising is available for students who are interested in pursuing the health sciences and legal professions.

  • Approximately forty percent of students study abroad and receive their financial aid award as if they were studying on campus.