Haverford College, founded in 1833, is a small liberal arts college located on an idyllic campus in the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford. Haverford provides a rigorous and intensely personal undergraduate education inspired by intellectual depth, integrity, collaboration, and dedication to improving the human condition. There is no place where students are more trusted, are more directly engaged with their educations, and have more opportunities to shape their own paths.
This community has 1,200 students from 45 different states and nearly 40 countries. More than 80% of the classes at Haverford have fewer than 20 students, and 36% have fewer than 10 students. It's a truly residential college with 99% of students and 61% of faculty members living on campus.
Haverford's academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration, and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate. Special emphasis is placed on collaborative work and research. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Haverford is one of the very few institutions where all students produce a senior thesis or final project.
Founded on Quaker values, Haverford has one of the oldest student-run Honor Codes in the country. The Honor Code -a philosophy of trust, concern, and respect -is written and governed solely by students. Reflections of the Honor Code include the absence of RAs in dorms, 24-hour lab access, and unproctored exams. Since its inception in 1897, the cherished Honor Code has become the purest expression of the College's values and an intrinsic part of a Haverford education. Students are expected to maintain a strong sense of individual responsibility as well as intellectual integrity, honesty, and genuine concern for others.
Students are entrusted with an unprecedented amount of freedom and responsibility and have a strong voice in the College's operations. Students play a major role in hiring decisions, sit on administrative committees, manage budgets, and head events and organizations.
Haverford's three academic centers the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center support student and faculty engagement beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
Extensive cooperation with nearby colleges adds an important dimension to the resources available at Haverford. Our unique four-college exchange program with Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania allows us to retain the strengths of the small college, while offering the expanded resources and opportunities usually found at a larger university. Haverford students can take a staggering array of classes at any of these Quaker Consortium schools.
Haverford College offers an atmosphere of intellectual and personal challenge, excitement, and growth in a close-knit community that is dedicated to encouraging humane values during the undergraduate years and for a lifetime.
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