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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Haverford is a highly rated private college located in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,294 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Haverford acceptance rate is 20%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and English. Graduating 93% of students, Haverford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.
About Haverford College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

Haverford College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
20%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1390-1530
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,582/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$45,805/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
50%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,294Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Friendly, inclusive, and smart
    55%
  • Intelligent, kind and apathetic
    18%
  • Work hard play harder
    18%
  • Diverse
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Rigorous
    50%
  • Comfy
    25%
  • Good Weird
    13%
  • Interesting
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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I absolutely loved the atmosphere of the campus. The students all looked hard-working but stress-free. I appreciated the close-knit community of the school compared to prestigious schools in the city, yet there was still movement and multiple different things to do to have "fun" off and around campus. Haverford is my dream school!
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Haverford College is a healthy learning environment with a tight-knit student community that will help you succeed. A good balance of hardworking yet caring qualities that you will feel the moment you step on campus.The college landscape is unreal. The Haverford College Arboretum is the oldest collegiate arboretum in the United States In 1834 by the world class English landscape gardener William Carvill. While the option stands for students to live outside of campus, almost 100 percent of students live on campus at Haverford.
As for teaching, you will not find better, even at ivy league schools. Unlike the big time universities where you encounter for the most part TA's during you undergrad years, at Haverford you will be taught by full professors that will know you by name after one class session.
Haverford students may also take classes at Swarthmore or Univ. Of Pennsylvania.
Haverford is an incredibly liberal arts-oriented college. With that in mind, the academics is highly focused on students, professors are caring and among the most approachable you'll ever meet, and students respect and care for each other. Campus is scenic, quiet, and has an excellent location in the suburb. There are many restaurants and shops within walkable distance to campus. However, in terms of the social aspect, Haverford parties are somewhat lame in nature, but it is also an extremely safe and accepting environment. Despite that athletics is not commendable, either, the majority of students are more or less involved in varsity sports and seem to enjoy what they do. Overall, Haverford is a nurturing environment for both intellectual growth and maturing personality-wise, and is ideal for those who seek a non-distressing transition into college.