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Welcome to the Class of 2007

On Wednesday, August 27, Haverford College will welcome 315 new students to campus to participate in the school’s student-run orientation program before classes start on September 2. This year’s class of new students is made up of 150 men and 165 women, 28% of whom are students of color. The class of 2007 comes from 41 states and 15 countries, including Finland, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, South Korea, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and the UK.

Fifteen percent of the class of 2007 are students whose parents, siblings, or other relatives are Haverford alumni. In addition, 25% are first-generation college students and 8% are Quaker. Fifty-one percent scored above 700 on their verbal SATs, and 44% scored above 700 on the math portion of the test. Of those reporting their class rank, 11% were valedictorians and 85% finished in the first decile of their high school class.

Customs Week, Haverford College’s orientation program for freshmen, is organized and run by Haverford student volunteers to help facilitate first-year students’ entry into college life. This year, in addition to the many social activities, all students will discuss with their faculty advisors an essay “On the Uses of a Liberal Education, Part One: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students,” by Mark Edmundson of the University of Virginia.


The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.

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