Swarthmore College PA

Founded as a coeducational college in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Swarthmore College is a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts and engineering college, located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Swarthmore enrolls 1,525 undergraduate students from 48 states and 35 foreign countries, and has a student-faculty ratio of eight to one. The College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 courses of study; an exceptional honors program; individual special majors; a program in education that leads to Pennsylvania secondary school certification; and undergraduate research opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering.