Academic Partnerships

Our unique four-college exchange program with Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania allows us to retain the strengths of the small college experience, while offering the expanded resources and opportunities usually found at a larger university. Haverford students can take a staggering array of classes at any of the Quaker Consortium schools.


Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore College.

Rebecca Chopp, president of Swarthmore College, speaks during TEDxHaverfordCollege.

The Tri-College Consortium

Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges together comprise the Tri-College Consortium, or "Tri-Co." Students can cross-register for classes amongst the three schools, and there is significant extracurricular and social interaction.

Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

The Bi-College Consortium

The close Haverford-Bryn Mawr relationship–referred to as "Bi-Co," for Bi-College–allows students to enroll in classes or pursue a major at either school, as well as live and eat on either campus.

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Perelman-Quad, University of Pennsylvania.

Perelman Quad, University of Pennsylvania.

4+1 Engineering Program

Students spend four years at Haverford and one at The University of Pennsylvania, emerging with a Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford and a Masters' degree from Penn.

Program Details


2,000+

students cross-registered between Haverford and Bryn Mawr

2.5 million

shared volumes in the colleges' libraries

1 mile

distance to Bryn Mawr College from Haverford College