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Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Swarthmore is a member of the "Tri-College Consortium," a cooperative arrangement that also includes Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. In addition, the College is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania through the "Quaker Consortium," allowing for students to cross-register for classes at all four institutions. Enrollment was 1,620 in Fall 2016. The college was ranked the best liberal arts college in the United States a total of six times by U.S. New World & Report. As of 2017, it was ranked 3rd best liberal arts college in the country.
Notable alumni include cyberpunk novelist Rudy Rucker; authors James A. Michener and Jonathan Franzen; actor Stephen Lang ("Avatar"); and composer Peter Schickele ("P.D.Q. Bach").
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