Just eleven miles from the city of Philadelphia, Swarthmore has plenty to offer the students. The city itself is full of culture, history, museums, learning opportunities, and delicious food, including the Philly Cheesesteak. Nearby are also hiking trails, creeks, and wooded hills.

On campus, students have the choice of hundreds of organizations, ranging from two Greek fraternities to newspapers, including The Phoenix, Nacht, Scarlet Letters, Small Craft Warnings, and more. Other popular groups include the Amos J. Peaslee Debate Society, Swarthmore Mock Trial program, Sixteen Feet all male a capella group (and Grapevine for all women, Mixed Company for co-ed), and the campus radio station, WSRN 91.5 FM.

Students are also encouraged to participate in the community, from assisting animals to helping emergency departments. The Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association is one such choice. The college also offers academic/career counseling, placement services, employment services, and access to the library.

All first years are required to live on campus in one of the 16 dorms. Freshman and sophomores will often have roommates, while juniors and seniors have private rooms. The dorms each vary in size, ranging from an eight person house to 200 capacity halls. All together the buildings have room for 1560 . About 95% of students decide to stay on campus where they can also take advantage of the dining halls (serving organic and local food) or one of the many coffee bars.

Approximately 40% of the student body participates in sports, club and intercollegiate, on campus, with 428 varsity athletes. The most common varsity sports are Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, but for those who don’t wish to play at that level, choices range from ultimate frisbee to fencing to quidditch. Swarthmore is part of the Centennial Conference conference.

Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing
Yes

Residence hall capacity
1,560

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?
Yes

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
99
Residence halls on campus:
Alice Paul Hall, Bond Lodges, Dana Hall, David Kemp Hall, Delta Upsilon House, Dwell Hall, Hallowell Hall, Kyle Hall, Mary Lyons #, Mertz Hall, Palmer Hall, Parrish Hall, Phi Psi House, Pittenger Hall, Roberts Hall, Strath Haven Condos, Wharton Hall, Willets Hall, Woolman House, Worth Hall

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Basketball - Centennial Conference
    Baseball - Centennial Conference
    Cross Country/Track - Centennial Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2019

Sport # of Men # of Women
All Track Combined 105 108
Badminton 9
Baseball 35
Basketball 14 16
Field Hockey 18
Golf 11
Lacrosse 41 20
Soccer 28 31
Softball 19
Swimming 25 29
Tennis 15 17
Volleyball 17
Data from 2016-2017
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III without football

 

 

Athletic Summary
Total # athletes
428

 

Male Athletes 274
Female Athletes 284

 

Total sports revenue
$5,033,299

Total sports expenses
$4,866,458

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$84,949 (8)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$96,324 (6.6)


Campus Services and Programs

Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?
No

 

Other
% of students with registered disabilities
12%


Nearby Restaurants

Sharples Dining Hall

Miles From Campus: 0.02

Broad Table Tavern

Miles From Campus: 0.29

Hobbs

Miles From Campus: 0.29

Dunkin' Donuts

Miles From Campus: 0.31

Renato Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.32

Aria Mediterranean Cuisine

Miles From Campus: 0.33

Occasionally Yours

Miles From Campus: 0.33

Swarthmore CO-OP

Miles From Campus: 0.34

Bamboo Bistro

Miles From Campus: 0.35

Vicky's Place

Miles From Campus: 0.36

Metropolitan Bakery

Miles From Campus: 0.36

Swarthmore Farmers Market

Miles From Campus: 0.36

Martindale's Natural Market

Miles From Campus: 0.69

Fiesta Maya Mexican Grill

Miles From Campus: 0.69

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

Miles From Campus: 0.71

Crave Creamery

Miles From Campus: 0.72

Pei Wei

Miles From Campus: 0.89

Panera Bread

Miles From Campus: 0.9

Swarthmore Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.93

Happy Wok

Miles From Campus: 0.96

Antonia's Family Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.98

320 Market Café Swarthmore

Miles From Campus: 1.08

Homestretch Inn

Miles From Campus: 1.08

Swiss Farms

Miles From Campus: 1.12

Chick-fil-A

Miles From Campus: 1.31

Milmont Pizza

Miles From Campus: 1.39

Little Basil

Miles From Campus: 1.46

The Coffee Station

Miles From Campus: 1.48

Frankie's on Fairview

Miles From Campus: 1.6

The Hot Dog Stand

Miles From Campus: 1.77

The Snack Shack

Miles From Campus: 1.79

Lions Head Bar & Grill

Miles From Campus: 1.8

The Junction

Miles From Campus: 1.8

Ridley Water Ice

Miles From Campus: 1.8

Maria's Prime Time Bakery

Miles From Campus: 1.81

The New American Bistro

Miles From Campus: 1.86

Big Daddy'z BBQ & Grill

Miles From Campus: 1.88

Trio Cold Cuts & Sandwich Pub's

Miles From Campus: 1.95

Halal Spot

Miles From Campus: 2.93

Cuisine365

Miles From Campus: 3.94
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Nearby Social Spots

Crum Woods

Miles From Campus: 0.15

Swarthmore Community Center

Miles From Campus: 0.44

Strength for Life

Miles From Campus: 0.53

Community Arts Center

Miles From Campus: 0.54

Starbucks

Miles From Campus: 0.7

The Great Frame Up

Miles From Campus: 0.71

Dunkin' Donuts

Miles From Campus: 0.72

Thatcher Park

Miles From Campus: 0.75

Starbucks

Miles From Campus: 0.81

My Gym

Miles From Campus: 0.88

Revolution Martial Arts Institute

Miles From Campus: 0.94

Players Club of Swarthmore

Miles From Campus: 0.97

Sonic Boom Fitness

Miles From Campus: 1.26

PALANGI+

Miles From Campus: 1.37

Cycle Fit of Delaware County

Miles From Campus: 1.38

Swiss Farms

Miles From Campus: 1.77

Planet Fitness - Ridley Park

Miles From Campus: 1.83

Tom N Jerry's

Miles From Campus: 1.84

Applebee's Grill + Bar

Miles From Campus: 1.85

McDonald's

Miles From Campus: 1.92

Hepford Park

Miles From Campus: 2.04

Customized Phitness

Miles From Campus: 8.61

Queen of Wands Tarot

Miles From Campus: 8.73

Charismatic Entertainment

Miles From Campus: 8.74

Dr Thunder Karaoke

Miles From Campus: 10.6

7th Generation Psychic

Miles From Campus: 10.73

Healing Arts Collective

Miles From Campus: 10.77

Platoon Fitness

Miles From Campus: 11.03

Energy Intuit

Miles From Campus: 11.07

Patriot Harbor Lines

Miles From Campus: 11.65

Mad Rex

Miles From Campus: 12.35

Makenzie Flynn Healing Arts

Miles From Campus: 12.53

American Treasure Tour

Miles From Campus: 15.99
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