What is a typical Swarthmore College student like? Describe the type of person that should attend Swarthmore College.


Anonymous, Student, Swarthmore College, Class of 2016

Swarthmore students enjoy learning and want to get the most out of their experience here. Swatties want to do their best, but they are not competitive - we want our peers to do well too because we can learn from one another.

Anonymous, Student, Swarthmore College, Class of 2019

The typical Swarthmore student is hard to describe but most are really bright, engaged, and interested. They're generally inquisitive, active in their communities and passionate about the subjects most interesting to them. Swarthmore is also characterized by their commitment to social justice and so a lot of students are very empathetic, compassionate, and politically engaged.

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