Haverford CollegeHaverford College is considered one of the top liberal arts schools in the country. Located in Haverford, Pennsylvania about 10 miles from Philadelphia, the school is located in a suburban setting. The 200-acre campus has one of the oldest college arboretums in the U.S. The school was founded in 1833 by Quakers but is no longer affiliated with any religion. The small school has an undergraduate population of just over 1,300 students. Student classes also remain intimate with a student-faculty ratio of about nine to one. In fact, 73% of the classes have fewer than 20 students. Because Haverford is part of the Tri-College Consortium, students also have the opportunity to take courses at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Haverford College campusHaverford College offers 31 majors in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs. The most popular majors include: social sciences; physical sciences; foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics; biological/life sciences; and computer and information sciences. In order to graduate, every student must complete a senior thesis or research project. Several departments also have junior-level seminars or year-long projects in biology and chemistry. All students are required to spread their coursework among the humanities, social sciences and natural science departments.

There is a lively on-campus atmosphere at Haverford College as 98% of students live in one of the residence halls or campus houses. The community is a tight-knit one, since 61% of faculty members also live on campus. Although there are no fraternities or sororities, there over 170 organizations for students to join. Students can join a cappella groups or write for “The Bi-College News” or “The Haverford Review.”

Haverford CollegeHaverford also places importance on volunteering. The school has its own volunteer coordination organization called Eighth Dimension. Many students also belong to activist groups like the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), Students Toward a New Democracy (STAND), Amnesty International, College Republicans and College Democrats. Because of the proximity to Philadelphia, students can take advantage of off-campus activities, like the Philadelphia Orchestra or the Curtis Institute of Music. There are also 23 NCAA Division III sports teams competing in the Centennial Conference. Haverford College has the oldest college soccer team in the nation.

For individuals looking for more responsibility, Haverford provides the chance to study by the Honor Code. Students are allowed to schedule their own final exams, and they can take their tests at home. Haverford has also frequently been voted one of the top schools in the country for having the happiest students. Those interested in a close-knit community with dedicated faculty and a fun on-campus atmosphere should definitely look into Haverford College.


Acceptance Rate

Haverford acceptance rate

Class Standing

Haverford top 10% in high school

SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Haverford College SAT score range

ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

Haverford College ACT test score

Application Deadlines

Early decision: Nov. 15

Regular decision: Jan. 15

Transfer decision: Mar. 31

Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of applicants: 4,963
Enrolled: 363
Yield: 44.8%
Acceptance rate: 16.3%

Early Decision Admissions
Number of ED applicants: 473
ED applicants admitted: 204
ED acceptance rate: 43.1%

Waitlist Admission Statistics
Number of waitlisted applicants: 924
Admitted off the waitlist: 15
Waitlist acceptance rate: 1.6%

Transfer Admissions
Number of transfer applicants: 140
Admitted transfer applicants: 31
Transfer acceptance rate: 22.1%

Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 92%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Composite: 1400-1520
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 680-750
SAT Math: 700-790

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 32-34
ACT English: 33-36
ACT Math: 29-34

Standardized Test Requirements

Haverford does not require the SAT/ACT SAT/ACT not required

Haverford College does not require the writing portion Writing portion not required

Haverford does not require the SAT subject tests SAT Subject Tests not required

Score Card

Graduation Rates

Haverford graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

Haverford college score card

Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

Score Card Information

Graduation Rates
4 years: 83.2%
5 years: 88.7%
6 years: 89.6%

Transferred to another school: 4%

Loan default rate: 0.9%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 20

Salary after attending: $60,700

R&D Expenditures: $2.44 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 13
Robberies: 0
Aggravated assaults: 0
Burglaries: 3
Car thefts: 0

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

Haverford College financial aid

Average Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Haverford student debt

Additional Information

Tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $75,966

Total estimated cost of attendance (2020-2021): $78,628

Net Cost
Average: $22,837

By income
$0 to $30,000: $6,582
$30,001 to $48,000: $6,498
$48,001 to $75,000: $8,516
$75,001 to $110,000: $17,032
$110,001 and more: $46,698

Graduates with student debt: 26.9%

Average student debt at graduation: $11,500

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

Haverford College undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Haverford College student to faculty ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1

Women: 51%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 73%
20 to 39: 21%
40 to 99: 6%
100+: 0%

Student Population
Total: 1,317 (all undergraduate)

Student Residence
In State: 10%
Out of State: 76%
International: 14%

Haverford College student population

Haverford College seal

Haverford College

This page was last updated in November 2020.