Our unique four-college exchange program with Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania enables students to enhance their academic and social experiences in unprecedented ways. Haverford’s prime location on the “Main Line” provides easy access to these outstanding institutions.
Haverford students are not limited to Haverford’s course options alone—among Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Penn, there are more choices than one could imagine. More than 2,000 students are cross-registered between Haverford and Bryn Mawr, which is just one mile away. Haverford also offers a 3-2 engineering program in which students spend three years at Haverford and two at Caltech, emerging with degrees from both institutions.
The curriculum, faculty, and facilities at Haverford offer an extraordinary range of possibilities. Adding to this already rich array, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges together comprise a consortium of schools known as 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.
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. Many extracurricular activities such as the student newspaper (The Bi-College News), drama club, radio station (WHRC), social action groups, and intramural sports, operate jointly.
This remarkable relationship allows each of us to retain the strengths of the small college experience, while offering the expanded resources and opportunities usually found at a larger university. And if this is not enough, Haverford students have the option of taking courses at the University of Pennsylvania (including Wharton) and have the great city of Philadelphia at their fingertips.