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Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA
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Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$54,456Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,810
-Graduate Tuition$47,326
More$46,289Average Financial Aid AmountLess$33,999
Admission
Lower1,460 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,510 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter9%Acceptance RateEasier15%
Favorable41%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower37%
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,559Total EnrollmentLarger14,029
Smaller1,559Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,589
-Graduate Student Population7,440
-Online Student Population27
Completion & Outcomes
Higher94%Graduate RateLower90%
-Transfer-out Rate6%
97%Retention Rate97%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,078)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,536)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,968)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty8 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
251Number of faculties1,643
Higher$122,384Average Faculty SalaryLower$119,980
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.