17 Facts About Swarthmore College


Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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Swarthmore College is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania through the Quaker Consortium, which allows for students to cross-register for classes at all four institutions.

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Swarthmore College offers over 600 courses per year in more than 40 areas of study, including an ABET-accredited engineering program that culminates in a Bachelor of Science in engineering.

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Swarthmore College was used for the first meetings of what became known as the Religious Society of Friends .

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Swarthmore College was founded in 1864 by Deborah Fisher Wharton, along with her industrialist son, Joseph Wharton, together with a committee of members of the Hicksite Yearly Meetings of Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore.

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Swarthmore College held its first classes in 1869 and Edward Parrish was the first president.

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Since the inception of the U S News rankings, Amherst, Williams, and Swarthmore are the only colleges to have been ranked for the number one liberal arts college.

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Swarthmore College ranked fourth among all institutions of higher education in the United States as measured by the percentage of graduates who went on to earn Ph.

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Swarthmore College was placed on The Princeton Review's Financial Aid Honor Roll along with twelve other institutions for receiving the highest possible rating in its ranking methodology.

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The campaign, christened the "Meaning of Swarthmore College", had been underway officially since the fall of 2001.

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Swarthmore College has three main libraries and seven other specialized collections.

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Swarthmore College's team placed second at the 2001 AMTA National Championship Tournament.

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Swarthmore College has two main student news publications, The Swarthmore College Phoenix, a weekly newspaper, and Voices, a daily publication, along with several magazines and a radio station, WSRN 91.

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Swarthmore College students are eligible to participate in the local emergency department, the Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association.

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Swarthmore College Computer Society is a student-run volunteer organization independent of the official ITS department of the college.

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In September 2003, the SCCS servers survived a Slashdotting while hosting a copy of the Diebold memos on behalf of the student group Free Culture Swarthmore College, then known as the Swarthmore College Coalition for the Digital Commons.

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Swarthmore College has 13 MacArthur Fellows and hundreds of prominent figures in law, art, science, business, politics, and other fields.

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