Haverford College

Haverford, PA

Get to know Haverford College

School Profile

Suburban campus setting

1,472 undergraduate students

375 first-year students

88.5% of students are from outside Pennsylvania

15.7% of students are from outside the U.S.


12.9% of applicants admitted

96.2% in top 10% of high school class

SAT EBRW middle 50%: 710-760

SAT M middle 50%: 720-780

ACT middle 50%: 33-35


40 majors and 21 areas of concentration.

Student-to-faculty ratio 8:1

71% of classes have fewer than 20 students

Introduction to Haverford College

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 up to $10,000 through Haverford’s three Academic Centers: The Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, and The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. All Haverford students will conduct their own graduate-level research as part of their senior thesis. This capstone academic experience offers students the chance to develop and execute their own original scholarly work. 

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 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.

Fun Fact: Haverford has the nation's only intercollegiate varsity cricket team.

Through the Quaker Consortium, students are allowed to take courses at participating neighboring colleges: Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. 

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. Check out the Beyond Haverford site to learn more.

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