Swarthmore College Campus, Swarthmore, PA

Applying to Swat

Acceptance Rate 9.49%
Yield 40.59%
SAT Average 1,465
ACT Average 97
Applicants 10,749

Applying To Swat

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 9.49% at Swarthmore College where total 10,749 students applied and 1,020 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Swarthmore College.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid
Online Applicationwww.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/apply-to-swarthmore

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 10,749 students (4,374 men and 6,375 women) applied to Swat and 1,020 (489 men and 531 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 206 men and 208 women were enrolled into Swarthmore College. Following table shows the Swarthmore College Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 9.49% and yield is 40.59%.

Admission Statistics at Swat
Acceptance Rate 9.49% 11.18% 8.33%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 40.59% 42.13% 39.17%
[Chart] Swarthmore College Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

256 applicants (62% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 179 applicants (43%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,550 and 25th percentile score is 1,380. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 103 and 25th percentile score is 93. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Swarthmore College.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Swat
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680760
SAT Math700790
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2934
ACT English3335
[Chart] SAT Scores at Swarthmore College
[Chart] ACT Scores at Swarthmore College

Admission Requirements

Swarthmore College requires 3 articles and recommends 2 articles to submit to their applicants. In addition, 2 items are considered but not required to submit. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Swarthmore College

Application Requirements for Swat
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Swarthmore College is Semester. Swarthmore College accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Swarthmore College accepts.

Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits