370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Phone: (610) 896-1350
$42,208 tuition and fees
January 15 application deadline
January 15 accepted
Haverford College is a private institution that was founded in 1833. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,177, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Haverford College's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 10. Its tuition and fees are $42,208 (2011-12).
Haverford College is located 10 miles from Philadelphia in Haverford, Pa., on a campus that is classified as an arboretum, encompassing gardens and a large pond. Although the school was founded by a group of Quakers from Philadelphia and New York, the school does not have a religious affiliation today. Haverford has 21 NCAA Division III sports teams in the Centennial Conference, and the school has the oldest college soccer team and only varsity cricket team in the country. Haverford does not have any fraternities or sororities, but it has more than 134 organizations that students can get involved with on campus. Haverford is a residential college, and more than 98 percent of students live in one of the residence halls, campus apartments, or houses.
Haverford College offers students the opportunity to take classes at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. Haverford has one of the most extensive collections of Quaker history in the world. Also, The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection is the largest collection of cricket memorabilia in the world. Haverford offers a number of study abroad programs through its International Academic Programs office, including programs designed specifically for pre-med students and science and math majors. Notable alumni include actor Chevy Chase, National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, and author Frank Conroy.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Haverford College provides a liberal arts education in the broadest sense, fostering an uncommon spirit of inquiry, debate, problem solving, creativity, ingenuity, and love of learning. A sense of high principle, both academically and personally, is the watermark of a Haverford education. It is embodied in the honor code and reflected in the lives of alumni. Haverford's traditional emphasis on a rich curriculum, on undergraduate involvement in faculty research -- all students are required to complete a Senior Thesis -- and the connecting of academics to issues of social justice is extended by three interdisciplinary Centers: The Hurford Humanities Center; The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and The Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1833
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $355,500,297
Selectivity - most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 26%
Application deadline - January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - January 15
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 8:1
4-year graduation rate - 87% - High
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Political Science and Government, General 11% Psychology, General 11% Biology/Biological Sciences, General 10% History, General 10%