Swarthmore College Rankings Based on Salary

  • Swarthmore College ranks better than 91% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Swarthmore College ranks better than 82% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Swarthmore College's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Swarthmore College

We calculated a salary score for each of Swarthmore College's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Swarthmore College to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Swarthmore Bachelor's Degrees

Swarthmore ranks higher than 91% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Biology, General 70% $15,129 $31,839 70%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 99% $15,500 $122,038 99%
Economics 97% $21,500 $69,535 97%
Education, Other 75% Not Reported $39,369 75%
Engineering, General 74% Not Reported $66,915 74%
English Language and Literature, General 78% Not Reported $33,993 78%
Mathematics 99% Not Reported $106,421 99%
Political Science and Government 92% Not Reported $45,277 92%
Research and Experimental Psychology 27% Not Reported $28,598 27%

Swarthmore College Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Alum1 9/12/2019

The education I got at Swarthmore was truly invaluable. While the social atmosphere was not necessarily all that enjoyable, the academic experience is certainly unmatched. I have found that I am more than prepared for my graduate coursework, as the work that I did in undergrad was so comparable. many of my cohort members were/are not as prepared as I am- I have written 15-page papers for multiple classes in a semester, I know how to talk to professors, I know how to handle massive amounts of reading. All in... Read More

L16 12/15/2017

Being an undergraduate at Swarthmore College is arguably one of the most rigorous academic experiences you can find. You will do an immense amount of work, attend myriad challenging and thought-provoking classes, and have at least one serious freak out, but by the end of it, you will graduate vastly ahead of your contemporaries at peer schools. With a demanding liberal arts curriculum, Swarthmore teaches you how to learn, so that you can go into any career, any internship, and any graduate school and excel.... Read More