Haverford College

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Haverford College, located in Haverford Pennsylvania, is a private, four-year, liberal arts college that offers undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs. Nearly all Haverford students live on campus.

Haverford was established by the Quakers in 1833 in an effort to provide the younger members of its religious society a higher education based on Quaker values. Today, Haverford College is still influenced by Quaker philosophies, although it is no longer directly affiliated with Quaker religious organizations.

Up until the early 1970s the College was an all-male institution. However, by 1980, Haverford College had become fully coeducational. Today, over fifty percent of the college’s students are female. In an asserted effort, Haverford maintained its enrollment below 300 for over a century. However, in the 1970s the college began to expand. Currently, over 1,190 students attend the college.

Haverford is one of three colleges that make up the Tri-College Consortium, which also includes Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. The three liberal arts colleges enjoy a special relationship that allows students to take courses at any of the other two colleges, once accepted to Haverford. The college is also a member of the Quaker Consortium which allows students to register for classes at the College of General Studies (CGS) and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

General Information

Admission Office

370 Lancaster Avenue

Haverford, PA 19041-1392

(610) 896-1350

Fax: (610) 896-1338

[email protected]

Contact: Jess Lord

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

370 Lancaster Avenue

Haverford, PA 19041-1392

(610) 896-1000


Total undergrads: 1,177

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 325

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,177


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Annual Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,390 $37,525 $39,085 $40,624 +3.94%
Books and Supplies $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 $1,194 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,880 $11,450 $11,890 $12,346 +3.84%
Other $1,468 $1,468 $1,468 $1,468 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,932 $51,637 $53,637 $55,632 +3.72%
In-state Off Campus $36,584 $38,719 $40,279 $41,818 +3.82%
In-state with Family $36,584 $38,719 $40,279 $41,818 +3.82%

All Degrees and Programs

Total of All Education Programs 292
Architecture and Related Services 7
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 7
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 5
East Asian Studies 5
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 32
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 32
Computing and Information Sciences 1
Computer and Information Sciences 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 29
English Language and Literature 29
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 25
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Comparative Literature 2
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Italian Language and Literature 1
Linguistics 3
Russian Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 3
History 30
History 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4
Mathematics and Statistics 13
Mathematics 13
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physical Sciences 27
Astronomy 4
Astrophysics 4
Chemistry 12
Geology and Earth Science 1
Physics 6
Psychology 31
Psychology 31
Social Sciences 82
Anthropology 19
Archaeology 1
Economics 25
Political Science and Government 33
Sociology 4
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3
Music 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Above data represents first majors only.
(-) Indicates that a program is not offered at this level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 26%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 3,470
Percent Admitted: 25%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 39%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 650 (25th Percentile)
  • 750 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 650 (25th Percentile)
  • 750 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 660 (25th Percentile)
  • 760 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 30 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 8 (25th Percentile)
  • 10 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

East Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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