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Haverford College was established as an institute for men in 1833. It was founded by the Orthodox Philadelphia Yearly Meeting members of the Quakers. This private liberal arts college became fully coeducational in 1980. The 216-acre campus of the college is located in Haverford, Pennsylvania. Haverford College's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 000 students from over 45 states and round 40 countries worldwide every year. Haverford College offers bachelor's degrees in arts and science. More than 30 undergraduate majors are available in the fields of social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. The athletics department of Haverford College competes in the NCAA Division III of the Centennial Conference. Nicknamed the Fords, the teams participate in baseball, basketball, cricket, fencing, cross country, lacrosse, squash, tennis, track and field, soccer, softball, field hockey, and volleyball.

Profile of Haverford CollegeHaverford is located in a large suburb, in Haverford, PA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Haverford top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Haverford often study mathematics, science, and liberal arts.

Haverford Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 75% of applicants were rejected at Haverford. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 650 to 750 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 740 or higher on the math SAT.

Students at Haverford benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Haverford tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 1, 169 students (1, 169 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Haverford has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Haverford does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Centennial Conference competitions. Haverford Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts147history, political science, economics, English, sociology, anthropology, comparative literature, Classical languages, . . .
Science75biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy
Therapy and Counselling20psychology
Religion and Philosophy18religion, philosophy
Architecture and Planning7urban planning
Fine Arts5art history and criticism
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Contact: HaverfordHaverford College

370 Lancaster Ave

Haverford, PA 19041-1392

General Phone: (610) 896-1000


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