Haverford College is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Haverford College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Haverford College Reviews
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Registration process is painless--it's very unlikely that you won't get into a class you want unless it is extremely popular. Professors are always a matter of personal preference--there are teaching styles that work well for some and not for others. I have really enjoyed almost all of my professors, and respected them both as experts in their field and excellent instructors. Classes are engaging, unique, and offer knowledge in areas that are especially interesting to Haverford students. We have a Peace, Justice, and Human Rights department. A lot of our classes examine very relevant issues around economics, race, politics, scientific innovation, etc. The workload is moderate, but you definitely have the power to control your own stress. Professors are known for giving more/less work and they're very clear about assignments in their syllabi. We also have self-scheduled exams! Whether you stay in your comfort zone or challenge yourself with your classes, your workload almost always depends on time management.
I loved the campus and its proximity to Philadelphia. Haverford has a lot to offer, so long as you make an effort to use your resources. The fact that the school is so small makes it a bit limiting not just socially but also professionally, seeing as big recruiters generally don't come her. However, it has the reputation for being academically excellent, and the curriculum is rigorous enough to exercise your critical thinking, creativity, and work ethic.
Even if I haven't loved all of my professors, my classes have always been interesting. There is a wide variety of fascinating and relevant courses offered at Haverford, and there are some incredible professors. The two classes where I wished there had been something different about the style of instruction were classes that I took my freshman year, before I was well acquainted with the departments and before I had a decent number of upperclassmen contacts that could provide me with prof suggestions and reviews. Class sizes are generally very small and most center on a seminar/heavy-discussion style (at least in the humanities and social sciences). Although students can take classes at U Penn and Swarthmore, the most common exchange is between Haverford and Bryn Mawr, which have complimentary departments and scheduling. I have really enjoyed the accessibility of Bryn Mawr classes--they double the catalog of courses and are the exact same in terms of credits.