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An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Associate Professor of Classics Bret Mulligan. Photo: Jim Roese.

Academics at Haverford

Haverford’s rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.

Honor Council Co-Chair Tamar Hoffman Honor Council Co-Chair Tamar Hoffman '15 reminds the community about Code conduct during exam week, as detailed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article. Photo by Michael Bryant.

The Honor Code

In the academic context, the Honor Code engenders an immediate sense of trust and colleagueship between students and faculty and creates a relaxed, personal atmosphere.

Inside a Haverford College classroom Here students celebrate handing in their exams by tossing them to the front of the room.

The Honor Code

In the academic context, the Honor Code engenders an immediate sense of trust and colleagueship between students and faculty and creates a relaxed, personal atmosphere.

Haverford students studying outside It's not unusual for classes to have fewer than five students; nearly 40% have fewer than ten.

Academics/Thesis

Haverford’s 31 departmental majors and 22 concentrations lead to a capstone academic project. Senior projects are often informed by co-curricular research conducted through our three Centers for interdisciplinary study.

Inside a Haverford College classroom Here students celebrate handing in their exams by tossing them to the front of the room.

The Honor Code

In the academic context, the Honor Code engenders an immediate sense of trust and colleagueship between students and faculty and creates a relaxed, personal atmosphere.

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.