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The College received a record number of applications this year and offered admission to 801 students.

Haverford College mailed acceptance letters to the 801 students offered admission to the Class of 2023. This class represents the College's most selective year ever. After receiving 4,968 applications, Haverford admitted 16.1% of all candidates.

"All of us in admission felt so honored to get to know each and every candidate for admission. There is no question that this year’s applicant pool was the strongest and most diverse in Haverford’s history, and we are thrilled to be inviting such extraordinary students to join the Haverford community. Collectively, these admitted students made a deep impression on us for their intellectualism, compassion, energy, vision, and for their determination to effect positive change in our world. We cannot wait to see how the Class of 2023 embrace their Haverford experience and enrich our community."


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

  • 4968 Applications
  • 801 Students offered admission
  • 16.1% Admit rate
  • 600 High schools represented
  • 49.2% Students of color
  • 21.1% From a family where one or both parents did not attend college
  • 14% International students

The admitted class hails from 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 14 percent of those admitted are international students, hailing from 32 different countries. Nearly half of the class - 49.2% - identify as a student of color. Haverford is also proud to have the largest ever cohort of QuestBridge students.

These prospective Fords are also academically exceptional. They attend 600 different high schools, where 94 percent are in the top 10 percent of their class. The median SAT is 740 for critical reading, 770 for math. The median ACT score is 34.

The full picture of the Class of 2023 will become even clearer after May 1, the date by which accepted students must commit to enroll at the College.

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  • 94% Are in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 34 Median ACT

Median SAT scores:

  • 740 Critical Reasoning
  • 770 Math
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  • 32 Foreign countries
  • 40 States, plus DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands

Most represented foreign countries:

  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom

Most represented states:

  • New York
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
  • 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

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