A Buffet of Knowledge

Why Swarthmore?


Why Swarthmore?

I consistently bite off more than I think that I can chew, but end up loving what I’ve digested. To feed my intellectual appetite I wish to go to a college with endless options and opportunities, and I believe that Swarthmore is that college. Swarthmore would do more than just keep me busy; it would keep me stimulated and engaged. My education thus far has not been restricted to my coursework, and it enthuses me that the students and faculty of Swarthmore are so excited about learning that their pursuit of knowledge does not end when class is adjourned either. I want to be immersed in, and to contribute to, that intellectual energy.

My interview with Shannon Brigman cemented my desire to attend Swarthmore. Tears came to her eyes as she spoke passionately about Swarthmore’s close-knit students, influential teachers, quirky traditions, and public purpose. Greatly moved, I realized that Swarthmore was filled with more than brilliance. As an institution that shares my values of equality, compassion, and peace, I believe that Swarthmore could help me accomplish great changes. Ms. Brigman did warn me that people who could not adjust to being surrounded by amazing and talented students would not enjoy Swarthmore, but I...

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