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.
Last week, Swarthmore welcomed 389 2017-ers into the college’s 145th class. These students were selected from a pool of 6,615 applicants, at an admission rate of 14 percent. Additionally, 11 transfer students joined our community.
The minority breakdown of the incoming class is as follows:
Five percent identify as African-Americans, 14 percent as Hispanic/Latina/o, 18 percent as Asian American and eight percent as multiracial.
This year, international students make up eight percent of the total class. Some of the countries represented in this group include Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
As for domestic students, 40 states made it to the list this year, with California the most represented.
Source: Office of Admissions