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Office of Admission

Haverford students are defined by intellectual curiosity, a collaborative spirit, and a commitment to improving the world.

Notice to Campus Visitors

Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, Haverford College has decided to suspend campus tours and information sessions through April 5. This suspension may extend beyond April 5, so please continue to check our website for updates.

Our responsibility to manage the risk of spreading Covid-19 outweighs our significant disappointment at not being able to welcome campus visitors. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to connecting with you and your family in the near future.

More information about the College's COVID-19 response

Welcome, friend!

Thank you for your interest in Haverford College. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed our physical campus until further notice for the safety of our visitors and our campus community. The spring semester is still on virtually, and all of us in admission and financial aid continue to be available by email and phone to answer any questions you may have. We invite you to explore our website, including our new virtual Admission resources, and look forward to working with you throughout your college search process.

Visit

Haverford College offers state-of-the-art facilities within a 200-acre arboretum campus, located just minutes from Philadelphia.

Visiting

Apply

Our Admission process is conducted as a comprehensive, holistic review in which each application is treated with extraordinary care and personal attention.

Applying

Explore

No place trusts you more to forge your own academic path and contribute so meaningfully to the spirit and fabric of the campus community.

Why Haverford?


What's New?

Welcome to Haverford!

We've put together some resources so that you can still 'visit' us from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Virtual Visit

Haverford's location offers the best of all worlds: a serene yet dynamic campus, close proximity to our extraordinary consortium partners, and a site nestled within one of America's greatest metropolitan areas.

Explore Campus

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Virtual Admission Resources

Watch an info session with Mary Maier ’05, Director of Admission; sign up for a live Conversation/Q&A session with a member of the admission staff; sign up for a virtual interview; and more.

Engage with Haverford

We are committed to making a Haverford education accessible and affordable.

With a $30 million annual aid budget, we meet the full demonstrated financial need of all admitted students–including international students, undocumented students, transfers, and students admitted from the waiting list.

Tuition & Aid

  • 50%

    of students receive some sort of financial aid

  • 47%

    of students received a college grant

  • $50,901

    average award of college grant

  • 50%

    of students receive some sort of financial aid

  • $50,901

    average award of college grant

Our personal approach to your education begins during the admission process.


Jess Lord, Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, provides insight on the Admission process at Haverford College.

Meet our student volunteers.

Current students can give you the best sense of the Haverford community. Please feel free to reach out to our student volunteers if you have any questions about the academic or social environment on campus.

Haverford College provides an extraordinary setting for your education. We hope you'll visit and see for yourself!

Next Campus Tours

Next Info Sessions

Admission Office Hours

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Self-guided tours available anytime.

Come Say Hello

The Class of 2023

Students hail from 35 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and 20 countries.

  • 4,963 applied
  • 810 admitted
  • 16% rate of admission
  • 363 total enrolled
  • 33% speak a language other than English at home
  • 48% students of color
  • 25% at least 1 parent did not attend college
  • 25 QuestBridge matches

View the full Profile

Where do Haverford students go after graduation? Anywhere they want.


A liberal arts education is the best professional preparation. The skills, knowledge, and critical thinking you develop at Haverford can be applied to myriad fields and careers. As a Ford, you automatically stand out in the world, and are better able to inform, heal, and improve it.

Go Beyond


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