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Haverford College is a private institution that was founded in 1833. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,198, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Haverford College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 9. Its tuition and fees are $43,702 (2012-13).
Haverford College is located 10 miles from Philadelphia in Haverford, Pa., on a campus that is classified as an arboretum, encompassing gardens and a large pond. Although the school was founded by a group of Quakers from Philadelphia and New York, the school does not have a religious affiliation today. Haverford has 21 NCAA Division III sports teams in the Centennial Conference, and the school has the oldest college soccer team and only varsity cricket team in the country. Haverford does not have any fraternities or sororities, but it has more than 134 organizations that students can get involved with on campus. Haverford is a residential college, and more than 98 percent of students live in one of the residence halls, campus apartments, or houses.
Haverford College offers students the opportunity to take classes at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. Haverford has one of the most extensive collections of Quaker history in the world. Also, The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection is the largest collection of cricket memorabilia in the world. Haverford offers a number of study abroad programs through its International Academic Programs office, including programs designed specifically for pre-med students and science and math majors. Notable alumni include actor Chevy Chase, National Public Radio correspondent Juan Williams, and author Frank Conroy.
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|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Haverford College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at Haverford College is $60. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 25.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||25.1%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Haverford College is 8:1, and the school has 78.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Haverford College include: English Language and Literature, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Economics, General; Psychology, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.8 percent.
Haverford College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,198, with a gender distribution of 46.2 percent male students and 53.8 percent female students. At this school, 98.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2.0 percent of students live off campus. Haverford College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Haverford College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Haverford College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Haverford College, 45 percent have cars on campus.
|Students who have cars on campus||45%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Haverford College, 51.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $37,515.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$43,702 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,290 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data