Students' biggest complaint about the parking situation is that there aren't enough parking spaces in the most popular places, like the north end of campus. More specifically, there isn't really enough parking by the North Dorms, where many upperclassmen live. The South Lot is huge and always has spaces available, but it isn't near any of the dorms (though it's reasonably close to the apartments). Most of the time, students can get a spot in the North Lot, but if you don't, you usually have to go all the way down to the South Lot, which means a bit of a hike back. (Consider this a part of your daily exercise.) Be warned, though: late night trips to Wawa often end in someone stealing your spot. Freshmen aren't allowed to have cars, though some sneak them into the South Lot and nobody minds terribly-unless, of course, they took your spot while you went out for a midnight snack.
It makes a lot of sense to bring a car to Haverford. More than 50 percent of upperclassmen bring a car to campus, and that number climbs during the spring semester. The price cannot be beat, particularly in comparison to what they charge at urban (and some suburban) campuses for parking stickers. At Temple University in Philly, for example, a parking sticker for one semester can cost up to $240; that's enough for six Haverford year-round permits and a tank of gas. A lot of interesting stuff is less than three hours from Haverford (New York, Washington, Atlantic City), and the Main Line is a car-friendly place with lots of malls and shopping centers that are easily accessed by automobile.