Class of 2012 By the Numbers

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Class of 2012
6,118 applications
929 admitted, for an expected class of 370 students
15% acceptance rate; 17% for the class of 2011 and 19% for the class of 2010

South Korea – 17 students
China – 7
France – 5
Germany, Jamaica, Pakistan, Singapore and Turkey – 3
Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Philippines and Zimbabwe – 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom – 1


  1. Thanks to the Gazette for reporting this, but next time could you display the pie graphs face-on instead of at an angle? It would make them much easier to read accurately– just ask Steve Wang for his “chart junk” spiel and you’ll know what I mean.

  2. Also, and since this is only the admitted students and not those who will actually be intending, this would mean a lot more if there was more of a comparison between this year and those immediately prior, to have a sense of whether there are any trends at work here.

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