Haverford College, located just outside Philadelphia, PA, offers a world-class undergraduate education. Haverford is a place where students are trusted, have the opportunity to shape their own path, and have a profound impact on the overall community experience. Haverford students conduct research with faculty who are internationally recognized thought-leaders. Students supplement their classroom experience with experiential learning opportunities supported and funded through our three Academic Centers. All Haverford students will conduct their own graduate-level research as part of their senior thesis. Students are trusted to manage the $500,000 student activities budget, serve on college-wide hiring committees, and run more than 145 clubs and organizations. Of course, the clearest example of the trust placed in students can be found in Haverford's student-run Honor Code. The Honor Code at Haverford, among other benefits, allows our students the freedom to self-schedule unproctored exams and access labs 24 hours a day.
Philadelphia, America’s oldest World Heritage City, has a significant impact on the experiences students have both on and off campus. The urban environment is rich with service, volunteer, career, and internship opportunities. The close proximity to other colleges and universities has fostered an active consortium. Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges together comprise the Tri-College Consortium. Students can register for classes across the three schools, and any social event within the Tri-Co is open to and offered at no cost to the entire Tri-Co community. The University of Pennsylvania partners with Haverford on accelerated Master’s Degree programs in engineering, bioethics, and city planning.
Did you know that Haverford participates in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, which aims to increase the number of minority students pursuing Ph.D.s in core arts and science fields? Mellon Fellows receive both mentorship and funding.