Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus
Haverford College campus

From the School

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.

Overall

From The School

The admission process at Haverford is conducted as a comprehensive review, treating each application personally and individually and with extraordinary care and attention to detail. We aim to provide you with the opportunity to convey the broadest sense possible of who you are, what you have achieved during your secondary school experience, and how you will both contribute to and grow from a Haverford education.

Our primary consideration in the evaluation process is academic excellence. Haverford is interested in students who demonstrate ability and interest in achieving at the highest levels of scholarship and service; who will engage deeply and substantively with the community; and who are intent on growing deeply both intellectually and personally. To this end, we consider:

Secondary school transcript
Standardized tests
Teacher and counselor recommendations
Quality of writing as demonstrated in your essays, testing, and recommendations
Potential for contribution to the campus community
Interview

Students may begin their studies in the fall semester only. The College uses the Common Application, along with a Supplement, both of which can be obtained and submitted on-line via www.commonapp.org. Decisions are announced before April 1. Students are required to submit all forms and supporting documents included in the application. In addition, they must also have their official standardized test scores (either the SAT Critical Reasoning Test with the essay section and any two SAT Subject Tests; or the ACT with the optional writing test) sent to Haverford.

Overview

Applicants
3,496
Acceptance Rate
25%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
670 - 750
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
660 - 740
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
660 - 750
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
31 - 34

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Haverford offers the following academic programs, in addition to the majors and minors named above, as Concentrations: Africana and African studies; biochemistry and biophysics; creative writing; dance; education; environmental studies; gender and sexuality studies; health studies; Hebrew and Judaic studies; Hispanic and Hispanic American studies; international economic relations; Latin American, Iberian, and Latino studies; mathematical economics; Middle East and Islamic studies; neuroscience; peace, justice, and human rights; romance languages; scientific computing; and theater. Students may pursue pre-medical, pre-law or pre-business intentions through any major; special advising is offered in these areas.

Haverford College has forged innovative partnerships with some of the world's top academic institutions to offer students additional opportunities for graduate study. Our partnership programs allow students to pursue an accelerated course of study in a Master's degree in engineering, bioethics, or city and regional planning at The University of Pennsylvania. There is a five-year joint degree program partnership with Georgetown University, and students can apply for a one-year Master's in Finance at the Claremont McKenna College.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Haverford College offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the following areas: In the Natural Sciences: astronomy, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics.

In the Social Sciences: anthropology, archaeology, East Asian studies, economics, growth and structure of cities, history, political science, psychology, sociology.

In the Humanities: Chinese, classics, comparative literature, English, fine arts, French, German, history of art, Italian, Japanese, linguistics, music, philosophy, religion, Russian, Spanish.

Science majors have the option of choosing a Bachelor of Science.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
158
with Terminal Degree
150

79
Women
79
Men
36
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
94%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Linguistics
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Founded in 1833, Haverford College in Pennsylvania is “small, but exceptionally vibrant and engaging,” offering a “solid academic experience” under one of the country’s oldest and most revered honor codes. Though founded by Quakers, the school is nonsectarian, but the community aspect of its founders remains, creating what one student calls “a challenging, interesting environment with the best people I know.” The teacher education program is one of the most notable, but there is a strong emphasis on writing and a “breadth of amazing programs” for everyone else. The real love affair is with Haverford’s “awesome, invested” professors, who “lead a group of idealistic students to point—but never force—us into a better way of thinking.” They want to put in the time to get to know you, and the small size of the school “allows for plenty of opportunities for collaborating with faculty and staff and building a relationship.” “You are more than just a face in a classroom of many; you are a unique person that has something to offer,” says a student. “My ‘big intro lecture course’ has forty-one students,” says another. “My professor still knows me by name, and we have long conversations when we pass on Founder’s Green.” The school’s learning environment stresses “engaging in hard and honest conversations with your peers,” and “students have a lot of power” through their roles in the administration of the college. “I love the amount of independence and autonomy [the school] gives to its students,” says a student. Because of the kind of student this attracts, “we wind up with a really conscientious student body invested in the school.” The resources available to students here are incredible, as well. You can get “credit for research” (there is plenty of research here in every department), and if you want to go off campus for research, “you can get funding for that as well.”

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Whitehead
Former Assistant Secretary of State

Jerry Levin
Former CEO Time Warner/Philanthropist

Andrew Lewis
CEO, Union Pacific

Joseph Taylor
Nobel Prize Winner, physics

Dave Barry
Humorist and author

Howard Lutnick
CEO, Cantor Fitzgerald

Juan Williams
Former NPR, political coresspondent

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
88%
Graduate in 5 years
93%
Graduate in 6 years
94%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$38,600

Median Mid-Career Salary
$115,000

Return on Education (ROE) rating
94

Students Say

The typical Haverford College graduate has a starting salary of around $38,600. Students feel that Haverford offers a great deal of internship opportunities, especially ones with financial support, noting in particular that “the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship funds dozens of students for international and domestic internships related to social justice every year and sponsor conferences, faculty and student research regularly,” and also the Integrated Natural Science Center offers “plenty of internship opportunities.” The Center for Career and Professional Advising, with a mission to “empower”?past and enrolled students to “translate their Haverford liberal?arts education into a rewarding life,” offers several job boards like CareerConnect as well as other helpful resources.

Colleges that Create Futures

Hands-on Coursework

Haverford is known for its rigorous academics. As one student, major still undecided, puts it, “Haverford is all about academic integrity. Students are there to learn, not to compete with one another.” A liberal arts education encourages students to learn from not just one but many disciplines, and it’s this school of thought that drives Haverford’s curricular requirements. All students must take a one-semester or year-long writing seminar as freshmen, a course that will serve as a foundation for their later studies, whether in the hard sciences or the visual arts. Since Haverford recognizes that the world is ever-expanding and the school wants its graduates to be prepared to meet challenges outside the comforts of the Pennsylvania campus, all students are also required to complete two semesters of college-level study of a language other than English by the end of junior year. For students eager to take advantage of one of Haverford’s study abroad programs, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore a new country and learn a new language at the same time. Every student at Haverford, regardless of major, is enabled to complete a senior thesis, which represents the culmination of his or her time at Haverford and, since there is no graduate program at Haverford, often gives students the opportunity to conduct graduate-level research while still an undergrad, under the supervision (and with the encouragement) of the faculty. Senior theses range from the hard sciences, such as tracing the origins of antibiotic resistance, to the humanities, where students have applied their linguistic training to parsing the J.R.R. Tolkien’s languages in The Lord of the Rings series and studied the role of working women during the Second World War. Balancing strong academics with the school’s progressive ideals, one psychology major says that “Haverford values academic excellence with a strong emphasis on social justice and mutual respect between students and professors.” The professors, many of whom are on a first-name basis with their students and often host dinners at their on-campus houses, also cite this shared respect between students and faculty. Says one Haverford chemistry professor, “I learn new things all the time through interacting with my students, and that is certainly also the case for many of my non-science colleagues, whose scholarly interests are always enriched through interacting with inquisitive, hard-working, and critical Haverford students.”
Faculty Mentors

The experience at Haverford is designed to maximize the amount of time students spend in direct collaboration with faculty. In fact, 61 percent of faculty live on campus. This close proximity means that faculty attend their students’ concerts, art shows, and athletic events and that the majority of students will get asked over for dinner at some point during their time in school. A professor of chemistry says, “As the Faculty Athletic Representative, I often talk to students about their most recent games or how their teams are doing, and I attend many on-campus athletic events. I run an active research group that includes students from all levels, and we have regular group meetings that are either in the Science Center or at my house.” From this handy vantage point, what kind of student does well here? One professor answers, “Close interaction with faculty helps to identify students’ interests and acumen for specific areas and kinds of problems, but students who are able to begin to think about these things for themselves get the most out of our very personalized academic system. My hope for all of my students is that they will learn to ‘follow their own noses’ into challenging and interesting areas for them; many of our most successful students have some sense of how to do this soon after they arrive on campus.” And a professor of biology, adds, “The students here are incredibly bright, intellectually and technically fearless, and idealistic. If a student is curious and deeply interested, they will enjoy being at Haverford.”
Special Facilities

Haverford is home to three academic centers: the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH), and the Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC). The mission of the CPGC is to integrate innovative scholarship and civic engagement both inside the classroom and out in the world at large. Founded in 1999, the CPCG strives to provide opportunities for students during the academic year as well as during the summer, along with maintaining a network of social justice resources and running a campus café. A 2008 Haverford graduate in political science stressed the importance of one of her summer CPGC grants, a program that she explains has grown since her time at Haverford: “Twenty people were given a grant to intern with some sort of social justice oriented non-profit or company that really can’t afford to offer a paid internship. Haverford didn’t want us to lose the opportunity to take that internship, so they would fund it for you.” A current Growth and Structure of Cities major echoes the importance of CPGC funding, adding that the “Center for Peace and Global Citizenship funds dozens of students for international and domestic internships related to social justice every year and sponsor conferences, faculty and student research regularly . . . it has allowed me to finance internships that I would not have been able to do on my own.”
The Hurford Center supports the artistic ambitions of Haverford students and staff through art exhibitions, performances, lectures, symposia, writing and reading groups, artist residencies, and other visual and cultural programming. In an attempt to bring a more diverse culture to the Haverford campus, the HCAH reaches out to a wide range of artists and performers. HCAH gives students and faculty the time and space to host lectures and seminars, as well as exhibits and art residencies, which are organized by faculty and supported by the HCAH’s Exhibitions and Mellon Creative Residency Programs. Exhibitions range from explorations of Latin American destructivism to a workshop on making your own ‘zine.
In keeping with the interdisciplinary tradition that forms the backbone of Haverford, The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center (KINSC) does for scientific inquiry what HCAH and CPGC do for the arts and social justice, respectively. A place for students and faculty with an interest in the natural sciences to come together, the KINSC encourages Haverford students to pursue scientific questions beyond the classroom. The departments that make up the KINSC—astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and statistics, physics, and psychology—get supplemental support from the center in order to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and collaborations, both within the sciences themselves and between other departments throughout the college. As with the other academic centers at Haverford, with which the KINSC cooperates, the KINSC helps fund student projects that take them outside the confines of Haverford to explore larger scientific questions that may have a more global impact.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the 2015-2016 school year, tuition for Haverford College is as follows: For tuition, the cost is $48,656, for room and board $14,888. In addition, there is an activity fee of $442. There is a one-time orientation fee of $230 for first-year students.

Financial Aid

Haverford College meets 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students and seeks to minimize or eliminate debt for our graduates. Students with family income below $60,000 will not have any loans included in their financial aid package; students with family income above this level will have loans ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 per year. And our need-blind admission policy means that an application for financial aid has no bearing on the admission decision for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Financial aid decisions are made solely according to a need-based allocation formula developed by the College. In other words, Haverford does not offer any financial aid on the basis of academic, musical, athletic, or other evaluation of merit.

Applicants are required to submit the FAFSA and the PROFILE application if they want to be considered for financial aid. Regular Decision candidates must register for the PROFILE by January 1 of the senior year of high school and submit by February 1. The FAFSA should be mailed to the federal government with Haverford's Federal Code (003274) by February 1. Early Decision candidates are held to different deadlines; please visit www.haverford.edu/financialaid/dates.php for further details.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

Though the annual tuition is $46,790 per year, Haverford offers the majority of its students financial aid. The average cumulative indebtedness is around $15,000, despite the room and board being around $14,350 and the cost of books estimated around $1,200. The price may seem high on paper, but Haverford helps its students afford the education.

Bang For Your Buck

Haverford has recently adopted a policy that helps replace loans in the typical financial aid package with grants that help alleviate the debt students have upon graduating. Though they don’t offer any merit-based aid, the school does meet the demonstrated need of all students who were deemed eligible according to the college. The cost of living is low in the city, and many students are able to find on-campus jobs to help support themselves. Haverford also encourages students to take internships through one of its many programs. The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship helps Haverfordians find fields that are simpatico with the college’s ideals of trust and creating civically minded adults. The College and Career Development organization also has numerous programs that coordinate with alumni and help students expand their networking abilities and create job opportunities for when they graduate.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$40,607

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$42,621

Average Need-Based Loan
$844

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$14,720

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
26%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$40,607

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$46,790
Required Fees
$442
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,194

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

There are more than 145 student organizations on campus. Musicians, athletes, writers, actors, rock climbers, gourmet cooks, feminists, political activists . . . everyone finds ways to pursue their extracurricular passions at Haverford. There are 11 varsity sports for women and 12 for men, including the only varsity cricket team in the nation. In addition, the students support a host of club sports and intramural teams.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,194
Out of State
88%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

9.42%
Asian
6.22%
African-American
9.16%
Hispanic
67.91%
Caucasian
5.87%
International

53% female
47% male
88% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Everyone is “passionate,” “people are always up for intellectual discussion,” and “everyone works very hard.” Students here were all motivated enough to get in and “want to succeed for themselves and not to appease others.” Students describe other students as having “hearts of gold and giant brains that they put to use to change the world for the better.” “It’s a small school full of nice kids—not naive (well, sometimes naive), just genuinely compassionate and interested in other people, whether or not that’s ’cool,’” says a student. Though all are bound by “intellectual passion and interests outside of academics,” diversity otherwise on campus “lacks a little.” Still, “the great thing about Haverford is that, although we have a variety of students from all different social circles, everyone is a touch awkward.” This is a fact that the “nerdy and ridiculously friendly” students embrace. “I feel like I could potentially become friends with anyone on campus,” says a student.

Overview

From The School


Location

Haverford's serene campus, located just outside Philadelphia, is a beautiful and stimulating environment. One of the oldest planned college landscapes in the country; the park-like, 204-acre campus includes more than 400 species of trees and shrubs, a nature walk, and a duck pond. The varied architectural styles of campus buildings, representing more than 150 years of architectural evolution, give the campus a unique character and charm. Frequent train service to and from downtown Philadelphia adds to campus resources and enhances student opportunities.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Some highlights of Haverford's facilities include the Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, which houses state of the art laboratories, computer workrooms, faculty offices and classrooms. The Gardner Integrated Athletic Center, a 100,000 square foot athletic complex serving the entire College community. New residence halls, Kim Hall and Tritton Hall, feature an interior courtyard, skylights, two common rooms (each with a kitchenette and wall-mounted TV) and a study room on each floor.

Please visit Haverford's website at www.haverford.edu for a campus tour and to learn more about the College's facilities.

Off-Campus Opportunities

In addition to course offerings at Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania, there are numerous opportunities for internships and volunteer service in the surrounding communities and in Philadelphia. If students want to go farther afield they may participate in one of over 50 study abroad programs supported by Haverford. Domestic study away programs include exchanges with Claremont McKenna, Spellman, and Fiske Colleges.

Student Organizations & Activities

There are more than 145 student organizations on campus. Musicians, athletes, writers, actors, rock climbers, gourmet cooks, feminists, political activists . . . everyone finds ways to pursue their extracurricular passions at Haverford. There are 11 varsity sports for women and 12 for men, including the only varsity cricket team in the nation. In addition, the students support a host of club sports and intramural teams.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
98%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Students Say

The culture of “trust, concern, and respect” created by the Honor Code carries over into the rest of this “awesome, at times idiosyncratic, place where community thrives and cliques are very loose if existent at all.” “The honor code unifies everyone.” “Being able to take an exam in your own room, sitting relaxed on your bed because your professor trusts you not to look at your books is one of the luxuries of being here,” says a student. People study hard here, but they take a break over the weekend at a party or two “before cracking the books again. Athletics are also “really important” for much of the student body—most here are athletic, even if it’s not at a varsity level—and some of the male sports teams “function like fraternities” (which do not exist at HC). Because it’s a small place, “sometimes it feels like everyone knows your business,” but everyone is so insanely nice that “the social scene is great” and the only thing you’ll hear complaints about is the food. Students govern themselves and the happenings at the school through the “Plenaries” that happen twice a year, when the majority of the student body must be present. New York and Philadelphia are both easily accessible by train, and “Suburban Square (the local outdoor shopping center) is a great place to hang out, get coffee, or even go shopping.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
229
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
14

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intramural sports
34% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Fords)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cricket
Cross Country
Fencing
Lacrosse
Soccer
Squash
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Fords)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cricket
Cross Country
Fencing
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: The Sexuality and Gender Alliance is a student organization that seeks to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. It provides discussion space in the community about issues related to sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation.

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Though small, Haverford College is proving that it’s not the size that counts, but rather the idea and passion behind making a change. The Gardner Integrated Athletic Center was the first recreation center to achieve LEED Gold certification in the United States. Haverford students can plant and weed in the college’s expanding student garden, and study local flora in the on-campus arboretum. In fact, 30 percent of Haverford’s grounds are maintained organically, and the college has reached a 23 percent waste-diversion rate. Haverford has reduced the toxins flowing into the groundwater by switching to organic fertilizer and using porous salt, and by planting a living roof with sedum on three of its buildings. Haverford has a formal Sustainability Committee focused on reducing energy use, food composting, and emissions. Facilities Management has retrofitted 33 percent of the buildings on campus with new HVAC systems, windows, and insulation. Haverford offers a car share program, a bike program, a vanpool, and group transport to the other colleges in its consortium, so students don’t have to drive. Other environmental improvements are being made in the dining halls, where better recycling, pre- and post-consumer food composting, a new dishwashing machine, and biodegradable or reusable dishware are all making a difference. Two new residence halls, built to LEED Gold standards, are equipped with numerous green specifications including green roofs and high tech HVAC systems that are more efficient and decrease energy consumption. Impressively, 100 percent of the energy used on campus is powered by wind, ensuring that Haverford is indeed a place for pioneers.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
20%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Lenovo, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admission Office
Jess Lord

Address
Admissions Office
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Phone
6108961350

Email
jlord@haverford.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Integrated Natural Sciences Center
John Whitehead Campus Center
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Arboreteum
Douglas B. Gardner Athletic Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Philadelphia - sight seeing, shoppping, historical
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Franklin Institute of Natural Science Museum
Valley Forge National Park
Penn's Landing, South Street - night life

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
9am-5pm; 9am-noon
6108961350

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri 9:45am - 3:45pm Sat. 10:45am-1pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
cgormley@haverford.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available during the Fall semester while classes are in session

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Philadelphia International Airport is 20 miles from campus. Main Line Airport Limousine Service will take you directly to Stokes Hall on the Haverford campus; to call for this service, use the airport courtesy phones (push Main Line). If you want to call in advance, Main Line's number is 610-525-0513 (or 800-427-3464 in Pennsylvania). Limousines leave approximately every 45 minutes. Public transportation is also available from airport to campus. Take a SEPTA Airport Express from the airport to 30th St. Station in Philadelphia; trains run every 30 minutes and take 20 minutes to reach 30th St. From 30th St. Station, take either the R-5 Paoli Local or the Bryn Mawr Local to Haverford (not all trains stop at Haverford; check timetables available at the station). The ride from 30th St. to Haverford station takes approximately 16 minutes. The walk from Haverford station to campus takes 8 to 10 minutes: Walk down Haverford Station Road. Turn left onto Lancaster Avenue; then turn right onto campus at College Lane. If you don't want to walk, the Bennett Taxi Service can drive you from the station to campus; call 525-1770 (a local call). Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Philadelphia. Amtrak takes you to 30th St. Station; to get to campus from there, use the SEPTA commuter trains as described above. From the Greyhound station, walk to the Market East SEPTA train station and take the R-5 Paoli Local or the Bryn Mawr Local as described above; the ride from Market East to Haverford takes approximately 25 minutes.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Pennsylvania Tpke., take Exit 24 (Valley Forge Interchange) and follow signs to I-76 E. (Expy to Philadelphia). Take I-76 to Exit 28A for I-476 (South/Chester). Proceed south on I-476 to I-476 to exit 5: US30-St. Davids-Villanova exit. Turn east on U.S. 30 (Lancaster Ave.) and proceed for approximately 3.5 miles through Villanova, Rosemont, and Bryn Mawr to Haverford. After you see the Haverford Post Office on the left, turn right into the main entrance of the Haverford campus at College Lane. Follow the signs to the visitor parking lot. Check our website at www.haverford.edu for additional directions.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriot 762 West Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA 19087 (610)687-6633 Radnor Hotel 591 East Lancaster Ave St. Davids, PA 19087 (610) 688-5800 Phila Marriott 111 Crawford Ave West Conshohocken PA 19428 (610) 941-5600 Desmond Hotel and conference Center One Liberty Blvd Malvern, PA 19355 (610) 296-9800 Wayne Hotel 139 East Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA 19087 (610) 687-5000