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A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray. A student studies in the Philips Wing of Magill LIbray.

Academics

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the  Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night.  The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso. Tianyi Yang '15 photographed the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescopes at night. The elegant glow is light pollution coming from El Paso.

Astronomy at APO

Assistant Professor of Astronomy Beth Willman led a group of students over spring break to observe at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Haverford is part of the Northeast Participation Group, a consortium of a handful of small schools … Continue reading

GIAC at Night Outside the Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center.

A Winning Combination

Upgraded facilities, more full-time coaches, state-of-the-art strength training and other enhancements have helped Haverford’s teams post impressive results in recent years. But the true measure of success for Athletics is reflected in how well the program allows students to excel … Continue reading

Martin Amis speaks at Haverford College President Dan Weiss (right) conducted a public conversation with Martin Amis about his work. Photo: Thom Carroll Photography.

Distinguished Visitors

Every year, Haverford hosts guest speakers through programs such as Distinguished Visitors and Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series. These lectures, classroom visits and workshops enhance and supplement the core curriculum.

Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Haverford College fosters a culture of writing that includes conversation with peers and faculty members at all stages of the writing process.

Join British author Martin Amis for a reading and conversation on Wednesday March 5 at 7:30 pm in Founders Great Hall. Photo: Tom Craig Join British author Martin Amis for a reading and conversation on Wednesday March 5 at 7:30 pm in Founders Great Hall. Photo: Tom Craig

Distinguished Visitors

Every year, Haverford hosts guest speakers through programs such as Distinguished Visitors and Young Academic Alumni Lecture Series. These lectures, classroom visits and workshops enhance and supplement the core curriculum.

Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory Students discuss and study in the Astronomy Library in Strawbridge Observatory

Academics

Haverford’s small size makes possible a highly personalized, hands-on educational experience. Professors work side-by-side with students to do high-level research while also developing analytical thinking and pushing the boundaries of each discipline.

Cat Mosque Bu 'Inaniya Madrasa. Fez, Morocco. Photo by Asst. Professor Travis Zadeh from his class "Imagining Islam: Icon, Object, and Image". The course is one possible elective for the MEIS concentration.

Middle East & Islamic Studies

The College has a concentration in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. These programs—which include fields such as Scientific Computing and Peace, Justice and Human Rights—give students the opportunity to pursue an area of study distinct from, but relevant to, their … Continue reading

Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison Students at the Writing Center at Stokes. Photo: Brad Larrison

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Haverford College fosters a culture of writing that includes conversation with peers and faculty members at all stages of the writing process.

Ying Li in a Fine Arts class Professor of Fine Arts Ying Li instructs a student during a painting class.

Fine Arts at Haverford

The Fine Arts at Haverford emphasize the individual. Studio classes are small and all students—from beginners to declared majors—receive individual, focused instruction, and are encouraged to develop the physical and critical skills necessary to create art.