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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 1,268 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Haverford acceptance rate is 21%. Popular majors include Biology, Economics, and English. Graduating 90% of students, Haverford alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
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
21%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,144/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,236/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,861/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,110/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,260/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,279/ year
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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
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,268Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Friendly, inclusive, and smart
    60%
  • Intelligent, kind and apathetic
    20%
  • Work hard play harder
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • Rigorous
    57%
  • Comfy
    14%
  • Good Weird
    14%
  • Interesting
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
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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Haverford College Reviews

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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.
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As a junior, I’m regretting the choice of attending Haverford. Despite the diversity and equity values they preach, the students are pretty miserable. The guys are way too many arrogant jocks and the social s eve revolves around their parties. The professors are good, but the workload is excessive without a real reason. The administration is the underlying problem. They relentlessly put the institution above the students. Humanities are weak, STEM rules yet elite grad school admissions and fellowships are rare. I was so excited to attend this school, applied ED, have made both friend and good grades, but... it is not worth either the $$$$ nor the high misery quotient for these 4 years. Friends at other schools mostly way happier.
Pros: Haverford has a very active social scene. And I wouldn't be exaggerating to say that the College is one of the best college party places within Haverford and Lower Merion Townships. A large number of students here are rich, refined, and resourceful or--more precisely in the words of the great inimitable--"gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely." It may also be true that sometimes students are too "gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely" to talk to.

A fragile line between Pros and Cons: Always look on the bright side of life--everything will be just fine.

Cons: The counseling & psychological services leave a bit to be desired. In any case, I am happy that most of the wellness centers around the greater Philadelphia area are affordable.