Admissions Information

The application fee is $60 for applying undergraduate school at Swarthmore College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationwww.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/apply-to-swarthmore
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 8.93% and the yield is 40.80%. 4,763 men and 6,679 women applied to Swat and 478 men and 544 women students were accepted. Among them, 202 men and 215 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,4424,7636,679
Admitted1,022478544
Enrolled417202215
Acceptance Rate 8.93%10.04%8.14%
Yield 40.80%42.26%39.52%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 284 students (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 156 students (37%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math700790
ACT Composite3135
ACT Math2934
ACT English3335
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Swarthmore College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Swarthmore College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Swat Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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