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Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a small, liberal arts college located in the town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1863 by the Religious Society of Friends (the "Quakers") and has been a co-educational institution from its beginning.

Swarthmore is consistently rated as one of the most best institutes of learning in the country and is particularly noted for its External Examiners Honors program and its engineering department. Its sprawling campus is home to an arboretum and includes a variety of rare species of trees and bushes.

Swarthmore is the alma mater of three Nobel Prize-winners (biologists David Baltimore and Howard Temin, and chemist Christian Anfinsen) as well as novelist James A. Michener, philanthropist Eugene Lang[?] of "I-Have-A-Wish Foundation" fame, computer visionary Ted Nelson (who coined the term Hypertext), author Jonathan Franzen, U.S. Senator Carl Levin[?], 1988 Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, and composer Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach).

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