1) A small, liberal arts college southwest of Philadelphia, founded in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends but no longer affiliated with them officially. Swarthmore College is known for its rigorous academic program, which has prompted its students to adopt the unofficial motto "Anywhere else it would have been an A." Swarthmore students do have fun in addition to their schoolwork, but when asked, they find it easier to complain that they don't.
2) The town in which Swarthmore College is located.
"Swarthmore is for nerds."
by EDM April 10, 2006
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Small liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia, well known for its academic rigor and an eyebrow-raisingly unattractive student body. Identity politics plus social ineptitude often leads to petty dislikes morphing into accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. etc.

In short, the greatest anti-reality check you will ever meet.
Swarthmore in the morning...

Student 1: The coffee bar is out of milk...and black coffee is kinda bitter.

Student 2, dead earnest: You know that's really racist.
by SirachaSauce April 18, 2010
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If you live in swarthmore you are either 1)a pot smoking hippie
2)a weird totally left winged freak
3)a smart thespian
That was totally a swarthmorian thing to do. Go hug a tree.
by NMV March 28, 2005
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The only place in the world where u wont get robbed stabbed shot and robbed again.... ever!!! Just outside of the mean streats of wallingford swarthmore is home to millions of pot smoking hippies..
Perium got pancaked in Swarthmore...
by Mark Clemmons March 19, 2005
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