Welcome Friend folders strewn across a grassy lawn
Patrick Montero

The College received a record number of applications this year and offered admission to 877 students.

Haverford College mailed acceptance letters to the 877 students offered admission to the Class of 2022. This class represents the College's most selective year yet. After receiving a record 4682 applications, Haverford admitted 18.7 percent of its applicants.

"This year's applicant pool was the largest, strongest, and most diverse in Haverford's history. All of us in admission felt honored to have the opportunity to get to know each and every candidate for admission, and we are thrilled to be inviting such extraordinary students to join the Haverford community. Now more than ever, we feel inspired by their intellectualism, energy, compassion, and commitment to social engagement, and we look forward to seeing how the members of the Class of 2022 embrace their Haverford experience and make our community even stronger."


—Jess Lord, Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

  • 4682 Applications
  • 877 Students offered admission
  • 18.7% Admit rate
  • 735 High schools represented
  • 50.1% Students of color
  • 16% International students

The admitted class hails from 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 16 percent of them are international students, hailing from 41 different countries. Half of the class—50.1 percent—identify as students of color, which is the highest proportion in the College's history.

These prospective Fords are also academically exceptional. They attend 735 different high schools, where 96 percent of them are in the top 10 percent of their class. Their median SAT is 730 for critical reading, 760 for math. Their median ACT score is 34.

The picture of the future Class of 2022 will become even clearer after May 1, the date by which accepted students must commit to enroll in the College.

Lutnick Library exterior
  • 96% Are in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 34 Median ACT

Median SAT scores:

  • 730 Critical Reasoning
  • 760 Math
A beautiful blue sky behind the cupola on Founders Hall
  • 41 Foreign countries
  • 41 States, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

Most represented foreign countries:

  • China
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Brazil

Most represented states:

  • New York
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Connecticut
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Washington


Residential life at Haverford can take on many different forms, from traditional dorms to apartment living to specialized houses dedicated to a cultural or academic focus.

98% of our students live on campus

Connect with Haverford

What's Next?


We promise you won't be bored.

View Events

Social Squirrels

Squirrels use social media, too. Follow along in the Black Squirrel's adventures on campus.