I see a wall of text, and it's a bit intimidating. Can you separate it into two paragraphs at least? Begin it at "As a student".
fully realize what I am seeing.
Do not use "you" in your essay, it's informal.
I want to challenge allthe predisposed ideas I hold, and to meet new people from all different types of cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, whether through joining a culture club, competing for a spot in College Bowl team, or simply having a reflective get together at Crum Henge
This is a run-on sentence, and can be separated.
I have done extensive volunteering work in my local hospital
I don't really see how this applies to anything you mentioned before and after this phrase. Are you going to volunteer at Swarthmore too, or around the community of Swarthmore?
This is a nice short essay, and answers the question. Just... in some cases I feel that you're overusing the word "Swarthmore".
Can you like this post please? Thanks.