Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Swarthmore are predominantly White with a smaller Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Swarthmore College students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 6%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 17%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8%
International 11%
Race Unknown 3%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 4% more female students than male students enrolled at Swarthmore College with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Swarthmore has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Swarthmore College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Swarthmore College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 766
Women 793

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Swarthmore serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 91% of the student body residing outside of Pennsylvania or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Swarthmore College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 9%
Out of State 78%
Foreign 13%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,121 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.7%
Part time Undergrads 0%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216287 IPEDS survey data for Swarthmore College.

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