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Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PA
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Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-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$56,056Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,924
-Graduate Tuition$47,347
More$51,088Average Financial Aid AmountLess$36,928
Admission
Lower1,495 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7.79%Acceptance RateEasier13.54%
Favorable44.82%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower42.58%
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
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,437Total EnrollmentLarger13,519
Smaller1,437Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger6,622
-Graduate Student Population6,897
Larger1,011Online Student PopulationSmaller15
Completion & Outcomes
Higher94%Graduate RateLower93%
-Transfer-out Rate3%
Lower86%Retention RateHigher96%
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
More Students per Faculty7 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty5 to 1
248Number of faculties1,648
Higher$119,692Average Faculty SalaryLower$116,341
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.