Why Swarthmore College?

Why Swarthmore College?


It is a typical week in autumn. After school on an early-dismissal Wednesday, I stay at school with my friend to lead a community service group called A.R.T.E.. We plan and organize for the upcoming “Fall Fest” at our school. After a short but complete meeting for the event, I walk to the tennis courts and meet up with my tennis teammates. We practice for our state tennis match tomorrow and I plan a psyche with my co-captains to get us prepared. After a grueling but rewarding tennis match the following day, I rush home in order to eat dinner before the girls from “The Cats Meow” come to rehearse for an a capella gig. Sure, this seems like a lot to do in just a single week of a high schooler’s life, but it is what I have grown to love over these past four years.

The hustle and bustle of my life is something I want to continue in college, and Swarthmore is the perfect place for this. When I took a campus tour, my tour guide said that many “Swatties” shared one characteristic: They tend to take on a large load of activities. At Swarthmore, I can take part in all activities without feeling that I am missing any opportunities. During high school, I have developed a strong interest in psychology; however, I still have aspirations to...

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