Haverford College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Haverford, PA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
23 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The people
  • Charming Quaker history
  • The wealth of extracurricular activities
  • Haverfest

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Students' shyness
  • Short, hairy guys named Dan
  • Mandatory meal plan
  • Inconsistent weather

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

On the whole, students are satisfied with their experience at Haverford. Most seniors look back on their Haverford education with a distinctive appreciation. It is a fondness that comes from understanding how profoundly the College has changed them. Haverford teaches its students more than just school subjects: it teaches them to lead honorable lives. Students feel that they have learned just as much from each other and the Haverford community as they have from their courses and professors. Many alumni do not realize the scope of their education until years later, but the impact is almost always felt. In this way, Haverford is unique.

Academically, the school has a spirit of reflective intellectualism that discourages students from becoming too detached from the real world. Social relations are guided by honor and civility. The student body generally has a sense of purpose and perspective and knows how to relax while tackling a challenging school curriculum. Granted, Haverford is not for everyone. Extreme partiers will not be happy here, nor will those who have no thirst for learning. Haverford's small size and rigorous classes will quickly make for an unwelcome atmosphere if you don't accept them. Also, the school can get suffocating if you don't get out of town once in awhile. However, if you're looking for a place where everyone knows everyone else's name, where the college president will meet with you on a moment's notice about anything, and where students bond over the heavy (but manageable) workload, Haverford is a terrific choice.

Haverford Student Reviews

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It depends on what dorm you live in

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are taken seriously and are the best part of the school. Very rewarding!

4 College Junior

Academics: Great selection of majors, classes and awesome professors!

2 College Junior

Nightlife: All about the athletes and their group. They throw most of the parties and no one wants to go to a non-athlete party. Jerks!

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Off-Campus Housing: I dont know much about off campus housing


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