Haverford College

190 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
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  • 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

190 reviews
  • Excellent
    45
  • Very Good
    78
  • 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
  • 11 months ago
The few rules that exist are NEVER enforced, which is good if you like to smoke and terrible if you don't. The rooms are very spacious and you are pretty much guaranteed to have a single if you want one. There is no substance free housing available for freshmen (though hopefully that changes soon) but there is Cadbury hall for upperclassmen. Currently there is also a community house called Nerd House for anyone seeking substance-free fun. Most dorms are very near everything else, except for the apartments, but the apartments have their own benefits. Most buildings are pretty old, and you can tell, the one exception being Tritton and Kim which have air conditioning and the most beautiful showers you will ever lay your eyes on! I like living on campus because there is always stuff going on, but be careful who you live with (and where) if you are not keen on alcohol and/or drugs!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 28 2014
Haverford provides very spacious housing relative to my peers from other universities. Gummere subjectively is the worst housing provided: the building is one of the oldest, its hallways are narrow, and the showers are small.

Tritton and Kim are the nicest ones (very clean and have amazing bathrooms), but the walls are very thin...better not to try to sleep early on a Saturday night, if you know what I mean. People say that once you have HCA housing, you'd stick with HCA housing; lots of people love living with a full kitchen and private bathrooms; the buildings are modeled like apartments in the "adult world." However, the disadvantage is that everything is relatively far from those who live in South Campus.

Barclay is the housing that tends to be on Haverford Official postcards; its bathrooms are neither the worst or best, but the hallways are wide and the suitemate/common room set up is very spacious! (unless you're the few unlucky ones who are put in the forced doubles). A major perk of the North Dorms is the proximity to Lunt Cafe (honestly) but if you're not into the partying scene, maybe these dorms are not for you; a lot of partying happens there. Lloyd, furthermore, is unofficially the senior housing dorm; just FYI, Lloyd does not have laundry rooms, so you'd need to walk to the North dorms or Barclay whenever you have a cycle. Drinker House is the closest thing we have to what we call a "frat"
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 5 2015