- Class: Freshman
- Gender: F
- High School: North Yarmouth Academy
- Transfer Student: N
When I tell a lot of people I go to Haverford, they tend to shrug their shoulders and go "where's that?" even though it actually is a good, competitive school. Or the other reaction is "Woah! Harvard!", at which point I have to let them know I don't actually attend an Ivy League. The thing is though, I love the atmosphere here and wouldn't ever trade it for an Ivy League. I'm sure that our classes push us in the way classes at an Ivy League do, but people are here to learn from the toughness and not to beat out the person next to them. I don't know any of my friends grades in their classes and I don't want to. We work for ourselves and I love that. I love that everyone is openly or secretly nerdy. I love that the honor code allows us to take our exams whenever, wherever we want. I love the libraries (believe it or not). I love that it's a small school, that I see people I know whenever I leave the dorm, the fact that there may be at least on familiar face in one of my classes. I love that I can meet people in places like the Math Help Center and become friends.
The professors at Haverford are great. They want students to do well. If you look for their help they will give it to you. My French professor truly cares about everyone in my class, and is always willing to meet or answer emails. I see him in passing and he says hello and knows my name. I had the best math teacher I've ever had last semester. His lectures were organized and I learned so much. He had office hours all the time, and was willing to give advice about majoring and even lent me a textbook.
Haverford has only one dining center, and so in it one can find a slice of the student body. Often, teams will sit together after practice, but groups tend to interact. People are dressed in anything from pajamas to skirts or dresses. Everyone is comfortable in their own skin, there is no need to put on a front. Everyone is genuine and nerdy.
The Best Things
the people--the students, the professors, everyone.
The Worst Things
the food, and it's not that awful.