The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon, Associate Professor of English; Director of Creative Writing
We always appreciate your colleagueship in support of students, and of course working in partnership has never been more important than now. All of us at Haverford are committed to supporting students and helping them to navigate this process successfully under very changed circumstances.
We are also committed to supporting you. Our hope is that this page can serve as a resource and provide valuable information in support of your work on behalf of your students.
Haverford is test-optional for all students. All applicants have the opportunity to decide whether or not to submit their ACT or SAT scores as part of their applications.
Counselors and advisors are welcome to contact us at any time during the year.
Slate.org allows you to access information about your students who applied to Haverford.
Have-A-Look: Fall 2023
Nominate Your Students
Haverford College's Have-A-Look (HAL), a fall program designed for high school seniors from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education, offers the opportunity to become acquainted with the academic and social opportunities at Haverford. Have-A-Look participants will interact with professors, engage with current students, and learn about diversity and inclusion on campus.
We have built and continue to add to a visit experience for prospective students. We hope that your students will engage with our info session, Q&A sessions, interviews, and other materials we have made available.
Are you interested in scheduling a tour for a group of students from a high school, CBO, or community group?
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.
of students receive some sort of financial aid
of students received a college grant
average award of college grant
Who comes to Haverford?
There is no single type of student who applies or accepts admission to Haverford. We work very hard to build a class that encompasses all types of diversity—in experience, in personality, geographically, socio-economically, etc. But people who become interested in Haverford are all drawn to some core elements of the Haverford experience.
Above all else, these are students who are seeking out an absolutely top-notch educational experience that will be driven by their intellectual passions and that will put them in a position to grapple with their subject matter at the highest levels. These students are interested in high-level research, hands on experience, and connecting with leaders in their fields. The other common thread is that they value trust and integrity in their academic and social environments -- the spirit of our honor code and our model of shared-governance both appeal to students who want to be part of a community that feels a responsibility to one-another. These are students who want to be active and engaged, not indifferent and passive. They want to contribute to the greater good in large and small ways.
These are defining elements of the Haverford student body. While these qualities are not unique to Haverford, it is certainly the case that for Fords they are prioritized to a very high degree.
Haverford College Book Award
Haverford College’s book award recognizes a student in Grade 11 whose highly distinguished record of scholarship is shaped by deep curiosity and broad intellectual interests, and who wants to make a difference in the world.