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Haverford College

Haverford College

Haverford College, Haverford Duck Pond, Liberal arts college

The Duck Pond, Haverford College

Haverford College is a private school located in the outskirts on Philadelphia, and is known for its excellent liberal arts curriculum. Students take advantage of Haverford’s participation in the Tri-College Consortium, which allows them to take courses at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges. Through the ‘Penn-Pal’ arrangement, students can also venture into the city and take courses at the University of Pennsylvania. Haverford’s traditional emphasis is on a rich curriculum and on undergraduate involvement in faculty research; all students are required to complete a senior thesis. An honor code adopted in 1896 governs academic affairs, and allows students to schedule their exams at their convenience. Just about the entire undergraduate student body resides on campus, which is the oldest collegiate arboretum in the United States. Haverford also has a rich history of collegiate athletics, and boasts the only varsity cricket team in the country.

Admissions Phone 610 896-1350
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 2289 ACT: 3590 FAFSA: 003274 CSS Profile: 2289
Location Haverford, Pennsylvania; Large town on the outskirts of historic Philadelphia
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Bi-College News
Enrollment ~1,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Political Science, English, Psychology
Student Life It is believed that Haverford has the world record for most a cappella groups per capita. Singing is immensely popular among students along with a host of other activities like art in the James House and volunteering through Haverford’s volunteer coordination organization, Eighth Dimension. On the quirky side of things, the College regularly sponsors events like the “Screw-Your-Roommate” Dance, where roommates set each other up on blind dates, formal and informal dances and on smaller adventures.
International ~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Limited
Transfer Yes, Fall; Minimum 3.00 GPA Required
Crossover Swarthmore, Amherst, Bryn Mawr College, Pomona
Other Selective (~25% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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