Facilities

Location
Haverford, PA
Undergrads
1,205
Tuition
$41,830
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Haverford is an arboretum so the campus is beautiful. The COOP is an okay space, but it definitely grows on you.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Are they the most modern? No. But they have a level of coziness and comfort I wouldn't change for the world!

4 College Junior

Facilities: I think the facilities are really pretty. There are spaces to hang out both casual and academic. So there is always a place to be depending on your mood.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The CPGC gives you funding to do internships abroad. But its hard to get funding since its a competitive application process.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Haverford campus is beautiful, safe, and clean but for a small student body. The gym and green spaces on campus are very nice. There are two libraries that provide you with everything you need, but are not as large as those found at public or larger universities. There is only one place to eat on campus that is not the dining center and it's hours are limited. The student center has been renovated but I have not really seen anyone use the game room ever.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 291st
    Best Library
  • 456th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 507th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 511st
    Best Student Centers
  • 854th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kira E. Jones
Hometown
Moorestown, NJ
Major
Undecided
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Facilities have recently undergone many changes at Haverford. The KINSC building for the sciences, though built a few years back, is still a gorgeous facility. Students also enjoy the decade-old Campus Center, which houses The Coop, a partially student-run dining facility, which is a great place to go for a late-night snack and study break. Haverford also recently finished the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center, complete with a new weight room, squash courts, an arena with three wood-floor courts, a multipurpose room for dance, yoga, and even a fencing room. The College is also currently working on a plan to prioritize changes/renovations to Haverford’s campus.

Most Haverford students think the campus is a lovely place to hang out and feel no need to leave. When the weather is nice, many students can be found studying on Founder’s Green. The Coop provides a great place to grab a bite to eat and watch a sports game or TV show. The game room is a nice place to go with friends when taking a study break. And Lunt Café is well known for it’s delicious Oreogasms (a vanilla milkshake with Oreos in it).

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
109
Campus Size
216 acres
Student Centers
The Whitehead Campus Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Magill Library, Quaker & Special Collections, Union Music Library, White Science Library.
Popular Places to Chill
  • Campus Center
  • Library
  • Lunt Café
  • Skeeter’s Pizza
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Skeeter's in the Campus Center
  • The Coop in the Campus Center and the Lunt Café in the North Dorms.
Movie Theater on Campus
None, although movies are occasionally shown in Sharpless Auditorium and Chase Auditorium
School Slang
  • `Fords: Used to refer to individual students, but mostly used as a sports team nickname. The official mascot is the Black Squirrel, however.
  • `Strar: The registrar.
  • The Bi-Co: Short for the Bi-College News, Haverford and Bryn Mawr's main student newspaper.
  • The Blue Bus: Free bus that runs between Haverford and Bryn Mawr for students of both colleges.
  • The Code: The Honor Code.
  • Confrontation: The act of confronting a person for actions or words that make you uncomfortable. Disputes are designed to be resolved through confrontation.
  • Customs: The week-long orientation program for freshman, closely resembling summer camp.
  • DC: The Dining Center.
  • Founders Common: Large room on the first floor of Founders building which hosts dances, plays, and receptions.
  • Go: Student-run Web site (go.haverford.edu) with news, event information, useful links, and message boards.
  • Haverfest: Year-end Woodstock-esque party weekend full of food, liquor, and music.
  • HCO: Honor Code Orienteer who explains the Honor Code to Customs groups during freshman year.
  • KOP: King of Prussia, a nearby town with one of America's largest malls. "I'm going to KOP" typically implies that one is going to the mall.
  • Kosh: Nickname for Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center.
  • The Mawr: Short for Bryn Mawr, Haverford's sister school.
  • Mawrters: Nickname for Bryn Mawr students. Alternate spelling: Mawyrters.
  • Pastabilities: Each Friday at dinner, the DC offers a pasta bar where students select pastas and sauces of their liking.
  • Plenary: Campus-wide meeting held in the Field House twice a year where the student body approves, amends, or rejects the Alcohol Policy, the Honor Code, and/or the school constitution.
  • Purple Pimple: Gest Hall, an oddly-shaded academic building. "Pink Pimple" is also used.
  • Roach's: Short for Roach and O'Brien, a neighborhood bar.
  • Swat: Short for Swarthmore College, arch-rival school.
  • The Swat Video: Soft pornography film shown to freshmen in the fall as a component of sexual education program. The film was made at Swarthmore.
  • Tunneling: Crawling through the underground maze of old tunnels. Some have been sealed off, others have not.
  • Wawa Run: Late-night trip to local convenience store.
Traditions
  • Drag Ball: An infamous Haverford dance featuring guys dressed up as women and girls dressed up as either guys or sluts. Students who don't care to dress as anything also show up normally, which is okay.
  • Haverfest: The aforementioned orgy of food, music, and liquor that occurs during the first weekend before finals week. Students drink during the day, lay out on Founders Green, and take in the sun. This is a lot of fun, until it ends and everyone has to take finals.
  • La Fiesta: Very popular dance held by the Latino organization on campus (ALAS). There is an excellent DJ and Founder's Great Hall suddenly takes on a chic, new look.
  • Screw: Haverford hosts an annual "Screw Your Roommate" dance (Screw for short) at which students set their roommates or friends up with another person. Dates are arranged such that both parties are given half of a corny "skit" to perform at a large assembly where the blind dates meet each other.
Urban Legends
  • All freshmen are thrown in the duck pond.
  • Chevy Chase brought a cow up to the 4th floor of Barclay.
  • Haverford students are all extremely hardworking.
  • Nobody gets a job after graduation.
  • The endowment is invested entirely in Quaker-owned businesses.
Favorite Things To Do
Both coffeehouses are good student hangouts, and Lunt Café's popularity has increased noticeably in recent years.There is a small game room with pool, Ping-Pong, and foosball tables, a big screen TV, and free movie rentals (a hidden Haverford bargain) in the Whitehead Campus Center. The athletic center, the GIAC, has a ton of space for exercise if students happen to have the urge to bust a move. There is no swimming pool, but Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore have these facilities available to Haverford students. There is a small game room with pool, Ping-Pong, and foosball tables, a big screen TV, and free movie rentals (a hidden Haverford bargain) in the Whitehead Campus Center. The athletic center, the Gardner Center, has a ton of space for exercise if students happen to have the urge to bust a move. There is no swimming pool, but Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore have these facilities available to Haverford students.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 8 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 10 responses

  • 10% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 20% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 70% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 0% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 0% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 20% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 80% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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