Swarthmore College - Bachelor's Degree

Swarthmore, one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, is a college like no other. Private, yet open to all regardless of financial need.

  • Average Tuition USD 47,442

School Description

Founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. The school was organized by a committee of Quakers from three "Hicksite" yearly meetings: Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia.

Bachelor Programs

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    American Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Arabic

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of philology; classical Arabic; modern standard Arabic; Arabic dialects; and the application of the Arabic language to business, science/technology, and other professional settings.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Art History

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Biology

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Chinese

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Chinese conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Classics

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Cognitive Science

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cognitive Science. The program offers courses that focus on studying the mind and its processes through psychological science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Dance

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

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    Economics

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Engineering

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    English Literature

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Environmental Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    French

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    History

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Languages

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Latin

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Media Studies

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

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    Music

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Philosophy

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physical Education

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

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    Political Science

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Psychology

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Affairs

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Religion

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Sociology

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Spanish

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Sports

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, United States

    Statistics

    USD 47,442 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 501
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 3
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 24
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601

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  • Minimum SAT 1350
  • Minimum ACT 29

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          • Testimony
            , BA

            The educational experience was immensely challenging, and it gave me all the skills I needed to make my career. I'm a scientist, but the most important courses I took were music and art history, which have added to my quality of life in ways that can't be explained. Early in my career, I was hired for two jobs thanks to the S'more connection. Plus, I met my husband there, and we have been happily married since 1970. Quaker matchbox for sure. What more could you ask for?

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            1990-1994, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            The Experience—all of it; the variety of awesome experiences that you encounter! That's what you get from a Swarthmore Education! You not only benefit from the diversity of activities on the campus itself (which is incredibly beautiful and a living arboretum), but you get an extended bonus from the Tri-College experience (where both Haverford College & Bryn Mawr College rock themselves) and the encouragement & support to study abroad via a strong network that exists in various countries throughout the world! In the end, it's a love-hate relationship that you will never give up on—You totally love the diverse experiences & friendships when you’re there; and then you hate to leave them all behind when it's time for you to graduate and move on! All in all, a wonderful and splendid experience all around!

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            , BA

            Liberal arts never goes out of style and Swarthmore is as good as it gets!