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An intimate classroom setting. Advanced Latin Literature: Ovid's Love Poetry with Assistant 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.

The Throng performs "Taha, a Man Gone Insane" The Throng performs "Taha, a Man Gone Insane" in Lunt Basement, November 2013. Photo: Brad Larrison.


Haverford has more than 145 student groups who publish magazines, host symposia, sing a cappella, discuss religion and spirituality, stay politically active, maintain a system of student self-government, dance, demonstrate and create.

Inside Magill Library’s Philips Wing Students take advantage of the idyllic nature of Magill Library’s Philips Wing, one of the library's many study spots.

Inside Magill Library

Magill Library houses more than half a million volumes and provides access to 2.5 million more through a catalog system that connects it to libraries at neighboring Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.

Prof. Anita Isaacs writes about Latin American politics, pictured here teaching in her home on the Haverford campus. Prof. Anita Isaacs writes about Latin American politics, pictured here teaching in her home on the Haverford campus.

Student-Faculty Ratio

Haverford’s student-faculty ratio is 8:1 and 97% of our full time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. With half the faculty living on campus, mentoring and commitment to excellence in teaching are cornerstones of the Haverford experience.

Honor council abstract discussion Students gathered in Ryan Gym for an open discussion of an Honor Council trial abstract given the pseudonym “Toy Story.” Council regularly sponsors such events. Photo: Brad Larrison.

Honor Bound

It began in 1897 as a simple system for holding exams without proctors. Since then, the cherished Honor Code has become the purest expression of the College’s values and an intrinsic part of a Haverford education. Read “Honor Bound” in … Continue reading

Christine Sun Kim, Mellon Artist-in-residence Previous Mellon Artist-in-residence Christine Sun Kim performs during the gallery opening for What Can a Body Do? Photo: Noelia Hobeika '13

Mellon Creative Residencies

The Mellon Creative Residencies Program ignites vibrant engagements between students, faculty, and visiting artists through sustained, dynamic residencies, inside the classroom and out. This fall Haverford hosts a group of renowned artists who will explore topics ranging from memory and … Continue reading

mill-creek-service-day Students receive instruction from farm staff during a first-year service day at Mill Creek Farm.

First-Year Service Days

Traditions One of 8th Dimension‘s oldest traditions is hosting first-year service days, which all first-year students participate in. Community service is one of the most important aspects of the Haverford experience.

Office of Academic Resources Assistant Director Lionel Anderson meets with Grace Mangigian '16.


“What I appreciate so much about the OAR is that they recognize that academic performance is so closely tied to a variety of other factors in a student’s life. When I meet with the staff, I’m not simply talking about … Continue reading

customs-shirt The back of a Customs Person's tshirt. Follow along with the excitement of their 1st day & share your own experiences using #FordsMoveIn on Twitter.

Customs at Haverford

Welcome Class of 2017 Customs Week is Haverford College’s orientation program designed to introduce all first-year students to college life at Haverford.

Laura Newman Eckstein Laura Newman Eckstein '16 at the Minidoka Relocation Center, Jerome, Idaho.

Laura Newman Eckstein

This summer Laura Newman Eckstein ’16 conducted an independent anthropology study looking at the ways diets, commensality, and family structures changed due to the Japanese Relocation Centers.