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General Information
500 College Ave
Swarthmore , Pennsylvania 19081

Disability Resource Office

Parrish Hall 108
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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About Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College, located in the quaint town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, is a renowned not-for-profit institution known for its commitment to academic excellence, intellectual rigor, and social responsibility. This prestigious private liberal arts college offers a four-year undergraduate program that provides students with an exceptional education and a transformative experience.

Nestled in a scenic suburb just outside of Philadelphia, Swarthmore College offers students the unique opportunity to thrive academically in a serene and contemplative environment while still being within close proximity to the bustling city. The college’s location provides students with a wealth of resources, research opportunities, and cultural experiences, making it an ideal setting for intellectual growth and exploration.

As one of the top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the United States, Swarthmore College prides itself on its rigorous academic curriculum and its commitment to providing an education that goes beyond the classroom. The college offers more than 40 majors and minors across various disciplines, allowing students to pursue their passions and develop a well-rounded skill set. With a small student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1, students benefit from personalized attention and close relationships with their professors, fostering a vibrant intellectual community.

Swarthmore College is widely recognized for its commitment to social responsibility and civic engagement. The college’s Quaker heritage permeates its values and shapes its unique educational experience. Swarthmore students are encouraged to think critically, challenge conventional wisdom, and actively contribute to their communities. The college’s Honors program, renowned for its academic rigor, further fosters a love of learning and nurtures intellectual curiosity in students.

Beyond the classroom, Swarthmore College offers a vibrant campus life, with a wide range of extracurricular activities and organizations for students to explore and engage in. From student-run clubs and organizations to performing arts groups and community service initiatives, there are numerous opportunities for students to pursue their interests and develop leadership skills. Swarthmore College also competes in NCAA Division III athletics, offering students the chance to participate in intercollegiate sports.

In addition to the bustling campus life, Swarthmore College students have easy access to the surrounding area. A short train ride away from Philadelphia, students can take advantage of the city’s rich cultural offerings, historical landmarks, and diverse communities. Philadelphia is home to renowned museums, theaters, music venues, and professional sports teams, providing students with countless opportunities to explore and engage with the vibrant urban environment.

Overall, Swarthmore College offers a distinctive educational experience that combines academic rigor, social responsibility, and personal growth. With a commitment to excellence, a supportive community, and a beautiful campus nestled in the picturesque town of Swarthmore, this prestigious liberal arts college provides students with the tools and foundations needed to succeed in their future endeavors.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations