Haverford College

192 reviews
  1. Haverford, PA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Haverford College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

Haverford College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
1330-1490
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$22,409/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,881/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,548/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,663/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,956/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,810/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,189Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly, inclusive, and smart
    56%
  • Intelligent, kind and apathetic
    22%
  • Work hard play harder
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    67%
  • Good Weird
    17%
  • Interesting
    17%

After Haverford College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

192 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    55
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    6
Registration process is painless--it's very unlikely that you won't get into a class you want unless it is extremely popular. Professors are always a matter of personal preference--there are teaching styles that work well for some and not for others. I have really enjoyed almost all of my professors, and respected them both as experts in their field and excellent instructors. Classes are engaging, unique, and offer knowledge in areas that are especially interesting to Haverford students. We have a Peace, Justice, and Human Rights department. A lot of our classes examine very relevant issues around economics, race, politics, scientific innovation, etc. The workload is moderate, but you definitely have the power to control your own stress. Professors are known for giving more/less work and they're very clear about assignments in their syllabi. We also have self-scheduled exams! Whether you stay in your comfort zone or challenge yourself with your classes, your workload almost always depends on time management.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 31 2015
Even if I haven't loved all of my professors, my classes have always been interesting. There is a wide variety of fascinating and relevant courses offered at Haverford, and there are some incredible professors. The two classes where I wished there had been something different about the style of instruction were classes that I took my freshman year, before I was well acquainted with the departments and before I had a decent number of upperclassmen contacts that could provide me with prof suggestions and reviews. Class sizes are generally very small and most center on a seminar/heavy-discussion style (at least in the humanities and social sciences). Although students can take classes at U Penn and Swarthmore, the most common exchange is between Haverford and Bryn Mawr, which have complimentary departments and scheduling. I have really enjoyed the accessibility of Bryn Mawr classes--they double the catalog of courses and are the exact same in terms of credits.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 31 2015
Haverford is very liberal and I would say the vast majority of people make a concerted effort to make the community an excepting place for everyone. Of course we have problems, who doesn't? Despite our stated values and the general inclusiveness of our campus, we are a largely white, middle-upper class community. I can't speak for minorities on campus because I'm a white/hetero/cis-gendered woman and I have it pretty easy. There are spaces for expression and discussion of the issues that our community experiences and I think in the current climate people are starting to speak up more than ever. There are a number of groups trying to bring awareness to various types of privilege on campus (economic, racial, etc.) and just get people to acknowledge it and talk about it. Students have expressed problems with microaggressions and indifference toward injustice. I think we have a lot of systems in place to handle instances of offensive behavior among students and generally people in the community look out for one another. However, our values and image sometimes lead us to forget that things happen here too, even if we seem like a community where they wouldn't.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 31 2015