Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Swarthmore has been named the nation's no. 1 science college six times in total. The most popular programs include: Social sciences; Computer and information sciences and support services; Biological and biomedical sciences; Visual and performing arts; Mathematics and statistics; Multi-disciplinary research; Psychology; Foreign languages, literature and linguistics.
Swarthmore's acceptance rate is below average because of its small class size and prestigious programs, and it does seem to fit the narrative that Swarthmore is an unusually tight place. Swarthmore topped the list with an average of 18.6 pages per course, 0.8 pages more than the Penn average.
Swarthmore's unique honors program is intellectually self-directed and is characterized by deep collaboration between students and faculty, as well as exams administered by leaders in various fields from around the world.
Swarthmore college students said they "have a lovely campus, people almost unbelievable friendship, its environment is safe, and it is really very, very challenging academically," and "although it is not one of the most famous school, but people know it also know that its good reputation."