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Haverford College Overview

Located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, Haverford College is a private not-for-profit institution. Haverford is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Haverford College Known For?

371 Undergraduate Awards
$54,597 Avg Cost After Aid
18% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Haverford may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Haverford is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Haverford is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Haverford bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $60,700 a year. That's about 49% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Haverford student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Haverford College Rankings

Haverford landed the #33 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Haverford also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Haverford has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Haverford.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best Archeology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 Most Popular Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#162 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Haverford has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Anthropology Schools College Factual
#14 Best General Biology Schools College Factual
#19 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools College Factual
#27 Best Political Science & Government Schools College Factual
#29 Best Social Sciences Schools College Factual
#47 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Haverford College?


Contact details for Haverford are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Phone: 610-896-1000

How Do I Get Into Haverford?

You can apply to Haverford online at:

Admission Requirements for Haverford

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Haverford?

18% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
74% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Haverford, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 18%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 17%, and the acceptance rate for women is 19%.

Average Test Scores

About 74% of students accepted to Haverford submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 670 and 750. Math scores were between 690 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Haverford College  ( 670 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for Haverford College  ( 690 to 770 )
Haverford received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 29 and 35. Composite scores were between 32 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Haverford College  ( 33 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Haverford College  ( 29 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Haverford College  ( 32 to 35 )

Can I Afford Haverford College?

$54,597 Net Price
13% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Haverford is $54,597. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Haverford, approximately 13% of students took out student loans averaging $6,922 a year. That adds up to $27,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Haverford is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Haverford College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,298 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,307 undergraduate students at Haverford, with 1,298 being full-time and 9 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,298 full-time undergraduates at Haverford, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Haverford College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 147
Black or African American 75
Hispanic or Latino 165
White 661
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Haverford College. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Haverford. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Haverford College

0 Took All Classes Online

Haverford College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 38 38
General Biology 33 33
Political Science & Government 28 28
Computer Information Systems 27 27
General Psychology 26 26
Mathematics 25 25
Chemistry 25 25
Anthropology 24 24
General English Literature 20 20
Physics 19 19
History 16 16
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 12 12
Urban & Regional Planning 10 10
Philosophy 9 9
Sociology 8 8
General Visual & Performing Arts 6 6
Classical Languages & Literature 5 5
International Studies 5 5
Natural Resources Conservation 5 5
Religious Studies 5 5
Music 5 5
Romance Languages 4 4
Astronomy & Astrophysics 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 4
Writing Studies 1 1
Area Studies 1 1
Germanic Languages 1 1
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 1 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 1
Cognitive Science 1 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 1 1
Archeology 1 1
Ethnic Studies 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0
TOTAL 371 371


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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