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Haverford Admissions Information

Haverford College
Haverford, PA (map)


Haverford College is a private, liberal arts college located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It ranks ninth in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 list of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges. With a student-faculty ratio of 8:1, the College offers its students an intimate learning environment filled with a variety of educational resources and faculty support; in addition, almost 85% of Haverford’s classes have fewer than 25 students. The Campus hosts an observatory, an arboretum, as well as a fine arts foundry.
Haverford is home to almost 145 registered student organizations, ranging from campus ministries and choral groups to a Quaker activities committee and musical theater. The College also hosts a variety of athletic programs, including baseball, basketball, cricket, field hockey, and golf. The Campus is located just ten minutes outside of Philadelphia, a bustling major city with an exciting mix of entertainment, sports, arts, recreational and cultural activities.


Basic Info

Main Address: 370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Phone Number: (610) 896-1000  
Website: www.haverford.edu  


Type of school: Private, Liberal Arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: Division III, Intercollegiate, Club and Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's  
Size of undergraduate student body: 1,177  
Percent out-of-state: 86%  
Percent international: 2.63%  
Female to Male ratio: 53:47  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 8:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Physical Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
99% of all undergraduates live in college housing
Men's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Campus ministries
International Students
Music ensembles
Radio Station
Student newspaper
Choral groups
Literary Magazine
Musical theater
Student government

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #9 "Best Liberal Arts College"
  • Haverford is the oldest college with Quaker roots in North America.
  • Haverford is home to the C.C. Morris Cricket Library, the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the western hemisphere.
  • Voted #20 "Students Study the Most"
  • 50% of Haverford faculty members live on campus.

Admissions Information


Haverford admissions are highly selective, and the school only admits about 26% of its annual applicant pool. The College has a need-blind admissions policy, meaning that a student's financial need is not considered in the decision process. Haverford also offers an Early Decision plan, and approximately 54% of Early Decision applicants are admitted.
According to admissions officials, a student's character, application essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, secondary school record, and GPA are the most important factors considered in the selection process. Other factors include class rank, standardized test scores, demonstrated talents, volunteer work, and work experience. Admissions officers may also consider an applicant's level of Interest, alumni relation, geographical residence, interview, ethnicity, and whether the individual is a first-generation college student.


Admissions address: 370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Phone number: (610) 896-1350  
Fax number: (610) 896-1338  
Admissions Website: http://www.haverford.edu/admission  
Email: admission@haverford.edu  
Contact Person: Jess Lord, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid  
Number of first-year applications received: 3,312  
Percent of applicants admitted: 26%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores
Two Academic Teacher Evaluations
Secondary School Report
Mid-Year School Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with Writing
2 SAT II Subject Tests
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest section scores across test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 2289  
ACT code: 3590  
Learn more about other Small Pennsylvania schools:
Franklin and Marshall   Dickinson   Swarthmore  

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