Haverford College

Haverford College

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 enrollments 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.

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Contacting Haverford

Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford , PA 19041-1392
General Phone: (610) 896-1000

Haverford Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts149East Asian studies, linguistics, comparative literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, ...
Science71biology, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling25psychology
Religion and Philosophy22philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning11urban planning
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Fine Arts1art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Haverford in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree30133

Haverford Student Body

In 2007-2008, Haverford had a total enrollment of 1,169 students (1,277 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 8%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 49%
20-21 45%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York19%
New Jersey9%
(International Students)5%
Washington, DC2%
North Carolina2%
Rhode Island1%

Haverford Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 97 %

Haverford Room and Board (2007)

Haverford offers campus housing for 1,150 of its 1,277 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Haverford, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Haverford Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650740
SAT Math650740
SAT Writing660750

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Haverford Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,525
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,525
Room and board $ 11,450
Room charge $ 6,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,950
Books and supplies $ 1,194
Other expenses $ 1,468

Financial Aid:
Haverford participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327400)

Haverford Faculty

Haverford has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1911
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1616

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year23$113,36313$112,331
Associate professoracademic year18$89,63925$86,584
Assistant professoracademic year28$65,46116$68,025
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year71$87,47957$86,268

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Haverford Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Haverford Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General


Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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