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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!

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. 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.


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



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



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

Haverford Adopts Test-Optional Policy

Beginning with the admission process for students entering in Fall 2021, Haverford is adopting a test-optional admission policy for a three-year period.

Learn More

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.

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

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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

Get in Touch

Join the mailing list to receive emails from Haverford. (We promise not to clutter your inbox. We only send 1 or 2 per month.)


Check out our Admission publications for more in-depth information about the amazing opportunities at Haverford.

School Counselors

Counselors and advisors are welcome to contact us at any time during the year. We can provide a wealth of materials and information for you, your school, and your students.

For Counselors