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Private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pa., near Philadelphia. It was founded by a group of Quakers in 1864. Consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the U.S., it offers bachelor's degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines. It participates in an exchange program with Bryn Mawr and Haverford colleges and the University of Pennsylvania.
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