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Haverford College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Haverford College Description:

Located on a beautiful campus outside of Philadelphia, Haverford offers its students a wealth of educational opportunities. The college typically ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Although strong in all areas of the liberal arts and sciences, Haverford is often noted for its superb science programs. The school's academic strengths earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Haverford students have the opportunity to take classes at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. On the athletic front, the Haverford Fords compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields ten men's and twelve women's varsity sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,205 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,702
  • Books: $1,194 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,290
  • Other Expenses: $1,468
  • Total Cost: $59,654

Haverford Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 51%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 43%
    • Loans: 18%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,089
    • Loans: $5,326

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Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Political Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 89%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 93%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Haverford and the Common Application

Haverford College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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Haverford College Statement of Purpose:

complete Statement of Purpose available at http://www.haverford.edu/catalog/purpose.php

"Haverford College is committed to providing a liberal arts education in the broadest sense. This education, based on a rich academic curriculum at its core, is distinguished by a commitment to excellence and a concern for individual growth. Haverford has chosen to remain small and to foster close student/faculty relationships to achieve these objectives.

The College’s rigorous academic program is fexible in form and content to meet the needs of individual students, and rests on the assumption that the able students who come here will use their capacities fully. Haverford’s faculty is noted for its strength in both scholarship and teaching, and its members expect to transmit to students their enthusiasm and high standards. The faculty members are teaching at an undergraduate college of arts and sciences by choice and they expect to learn, as well as to teach, in this close relationship with undergraduates."

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