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 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 8.00% and the yield is 44.96%. 5,374 men and 7,638 women applied to Swat and 484 men and 535 women students were accepted. Among them, 218 men and 241 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,0125,3747,638
Admitted1,041484535
Enrolled468218241
Acceptance Rate 8.00%9.01%7.00%
Yield 44.96%45.04%45.05%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 179 students (39% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 97 students (21%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 710. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 720 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710770
SAT Math720790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Swarthmore College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,208, ACT: 73 - private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank 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 .
Get Programs and Admission Information
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 ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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