miles west of Philadelphia in Haverford, Pa., Haverford College
is a private, coeducational liberal arts institution.
in 1833, Haverford is the oldest institution of higher learning
with Quaker roots in North America.
to the college is highly selective. Out of the 3,351 students who
applied for admission to the class of 2010, only 26 percent were
accepted. Fifty percent of the class of 2010 scored above 700 on
both the math and verbal portions of the SAT. Haverford College
repeatedly places among the top 10 in US News & World Report's
annual ranking of national liberal arts colleges in the United States.
In the spirit of the honor code, students
admitted to the college are not required to make a deposit.
in the fall of 2006 was 1,168 full-time students, 98 percent of
whom live on campus. Students hail from all regions of the United
States, and from 53 countries. About 30 percent of Haverford's students
are students of color.
are offered in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences and
physical sciences. Popular majors include biology, economics English
and history. Haverford employs approximately 112 fulltime faculty
members, making the student-faculty ratio approximately 10 to 1.
at Haverford was first established in 1896. Student academic and
social life at Haverford continues to be governed by this unique,
student-run system. Under the honor code, students are expected
to develop a strong sense of individual responsibility as well as
intellectual integrity, honesty and genuine concern for others.
Haverford students are not required to make a deposit upon admission.
Final exams are self-scheduled and unproctored. Students meet twice
a year at plenary to amend and re-ratify the honor code.
opportunities are administered by a campus office,
known as Eighth Dimension, but all of the campus-based programs
are coordinated and run by student project heads. Student-run projects
include housing renovation groups; outreach programs for the homeless;
tutorial programs; work with the elderly; hunger/homeless awareness
groups; and AIDS projects. Students also volunteer in legal and
health service agencies, mentoring projects and environmental organizations.
More than half of all Haverford students take part in volunteer
service programs every year. The students' commitment to volunteer
service reflects Haverford College's Quaker roots and long-standing
tradition of social activism.
Within five years approximately 47% of the class of 2002 enrolled
in graduate school in the arts and sciences, medicine, law or business.
Fifty-four percent of the class of 2005 either attends or plans
to attend graduate school within the next five years.
houses The Quaker Collection, a major resource of
42,000 titles, some dating back to the 17th century. Included also
are 300,000 manuscripts representing family papers, organizational
and Quaker Meeting records, as well as representative art. The collection
is utilized by scholars both locally and worldwide. Special Collections,
which includes the Quaker Collection, also contains the college’s
archives, a large collection of photographs, prints and paintings,
in addition to over 20,000 additional manuscripts relating to the
entire scope of human endeavor, as well as the college’s collection
of rare books, most notably over 100 Renaissance-period first editions.
Dave Barry, humor columnist and author; Nicholson D. Baker, author;
the late Frank Conroy, author and director of the Iowa Writers Workshop;
Maxfield Parrish, artist; Peter B. Rockwell, sculptor; the late
Christopher Morley, poet and Rhodes Scholar; the late Philip J.
Noel-Baker, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace; Joseph H. Taylor
Jr., 1993 Nobel Laureate in physics; Gerald M. Levin, CEO Time Warner,
Inc.; Norman Pearlstine, editor-in-chief of Time, Inc.; John C.
Whitehead, former deputy secretary of state under Ronald Reagan
and former co-chair and general partner of Goldman, Sachs &
is also an arboretum
containing over 400 species of trees and shrubs, a Pinetum, nature
walk, duck pond and small Zen garden. The campus was specifically
designed to resemble the work of landscape architect Humphrey Repton,
one of England's greatest landscape architects. Founders Hall, Haverford's
oldest building, was constructed in 1833.
at the college offers 21 intercollegiate sports teams at the NCAA
Division III level, as well as a varsity level cricket team. Haverford's
men's cross country team is traditionally ranked in the top 10 of
Founded in 1833, Haverford College is
a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in suburban
Philadelphia, Pa. It is the oldest institution of higher learning
with Quaker roots in North America.
Committed to providing a broad-based
liberal arts education to its 1,168 students (547 men and 621 women),
the college awards bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees
in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences and physical sciences.
The college has approximately 112 full-time faculty members and
a student-faculty ratio of approximately 10 to 1.
Haverford provides ample opportunities
for collaborative student-faculty research. In addition, its close
cooperative relationship with neighboring Bryn
Mawr College enables students from both colleges to take courses
and pursue a major at either campus.
Student life in and outside the classroom
is governed by the student-run honor code established in 1896. Students
are expected to develop a strong sense of individual responsibility
as well as intellectual integrity, honesty and genuine concern for
others. Under the honor code, final exams are self-scheduled and
unproctored. Students routinely serve on campus governance and policy-making
Haverford's 204-acre campus is also
an arboretum containing over 400 species of trees and shrubs, a
Pinetum, nature walk, duck pond and small Zen garden. The campus
was specifically designed to resemble the work of landscape architect
Humphrey Repton, one of England's greatest landscape architects.
Haverford's biology department has a
national reputation for instruction in molecular biology. It was
the first undergraduate program to focus on molecular and cellular
biology and became a model to be studied by other institutions.
The college's Magill Library houses
The Quaker Collection, a major resource of 42,000 Quaker titles.
The collection, containing Society of Friends letters, manuscripts
and art, is utilized by scholars both local and worldwide.
Haverford admitted its first fully coeducational
freshmen class in September, 1980. The college currently has 12,606
Haverford sponsors 21 intercollegiate
athletic teams at the NCAA Division III level and is also the only
college in the nation with a varsity level cricket team.