Equal Access for Exceptional Students

This core value has been carefully re-examined and re-affirmed in the strategic planning process. Despite the escalating scholarship needs of today’s students, Swarthmore is committed to maintaining its need-blind admissions policies and to meeting families’ demonstrated need. But what does this require today and what might it mean as we plan for the future? Strategic Directions articulates the following objectives:

• Raise funds specifically for financial aid to increase endowment support and expand to meet anticipated future needs.
• Promote the liberal arts locally, nationally, and internationally with renewed vigor, affirming that Swarthmore’s commitment to access is essential for the best liberal arts experience.

Plan Summary [pdf]