Haverford College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Located on a beautiful campus outside of Philadelphia, Haverford offers its students a wealth of educational opportunities. The college typically ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Although strong in all areas of the liberal arts and sciences, Haverford is often noted for its superb science programs. The school's academic strengths earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Haverford students have the opportunity to take classes at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. On the athletic front, the Haverford Fords compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields ten men's and twelve women's varsity sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Political Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1169
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1169
Faculty: 128

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford Pennsylvania 19041

Website: http://www.haverford.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 610-896-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Elizabeth Pandian
Senior Associate Director, Admission

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement for transfer admission consideration is a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
You must have received, at minimum, a "C" or its equivalent in the course.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum transfer credits accepted is 64 semester hours. You must complete 64 semester hours at Haverford College to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Score reports for standardized testing: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT, and two SAT Subject Tests. (If you did not take Subject Tests in high school, you do not need to take them now.)

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A Dean's Form from every college you attended full-time and 2 faculty recommendations (no form is necessary; letters should be on college letterhead and must include your full name) are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required with your application.

Application Fee:
There is a $60 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 30 33
English 30 33
Math 30 33
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 650 750
Math 650 750
Writing 660 760

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 110

Transfers Accepted: 5

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 25%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011


Books: 1194

Other Expenses: 1468

Room and Board: 12842

Tuition and Fees: 42208

Total Cost: 57712

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website at http://www.haverford.edu/financialaid/tuition.php for more information on tuition and fees.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Haverford's financial aid is based solely on financial need and meets the full demonstrated need for all admitted students.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6666

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 59%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 48%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 20%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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