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If you have a product or service and offer academic discounts, there’s a good chance there’s some manual component to the approval process. Perhaps .edu email addresses are automatically approved because, for the most part at least, they’re associated with American post-secondary educational institutions. Perhaps .ac.uk email addresses are automatically approved because they’re guaranteed to belong to British universities and colleges. Unfortunately, not every country has an education-specific TLD (Top Level Domain) and plenty of schools use .com or .net.

Swot is a community-driven or crowdsourced library for verifying that domain names and email addresses are tied to a legitimate university of college - more specifically, an academic institution providing higher education in tertiary, quaternary or any other kind of post-secondary education in any country in the world.

If you would like to add your school/educational institution, please create a pull request in this repository. Jetbrains/swot does not provide source code to this library, but is included as the dataset as it contains thousands of schools and the team at Jetbrains is verifying and adding many schools every day. A new version of swot-node with an updated dataset is automatically published to NPM every 24 hours.


Add swot-node like other NPM packages, simply run:

yarn add swot-node


npm install swot-node


Verify Email Addresses

const swot = require("swot-node")

await swot.isAcademic('lreilly@stanford.edu')           // true
await swot.isAcademic('lreilly@strath.ac.uk')           // true
await swot.isAcademic('lreilly@soft-eng.strath.ac.uk')  // true
await swot.isAcademic('pedro@ugr.es')                   // true
await swot.isAcademic('lee@uottawa.ca')                 // true
await swot.isAcademic('lee@leerilly.net')               // false

Verify Domain Names

const swot = require("swot-node")

await swot.isAcademic('harvard.edu')              // true
await swot.isAcademic('www.harvard.edu')          // true
await swot.isAcademic('http://www.harvard.edu')   // true
await swot.isAcademic('http://www.github.com')    // false
await swot.isAcademic('http://www.rangers.co.uk') // false

Get all the different names of a school

const swot = require("swot-node")

await swot.getSchoolNames('www.bbs1-gifhorn.de')
// => [ "BBS1 Gifhorn", "Berufsbildene Schule 1 Gifhorn" ]

await swot.getSchoolNames('stanford.edu')
// => [ "Stanford University" ]

Find School Name

const swot = require("swot-node")

await swot.getSchoolName('lreilly@cs.strath.ac.uk')
// => "University of Strathclyde"

await swot.getSchoolName('http://www.stanford.edu')
// => "Stanford University"

await swot.getSchoolName('https://www.github.com')
// => false

await swot.getSchoolName('QaPk59GZ9Zv8.edu')
// => true


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