Swarthmore College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


I wish I had known just how academically intense it was. I also wish I had planned out my classes better and thought about my major earlier. It's good to explore a little, but time goes quickly and it's difficult to switch majors later on.


I would have liked to have known that: my schedule would be set in stone,; the teachers although finely educated were dim and unmotivated; the students would either be invalids, socialites, or addicts.


how to succeed in an academically rigorous environment.


How easy it is to get to Philadelphia and that you really can't get a parking spot on campus as a freshman.