Founders Hall as seen from the sky


Located just outside Philadelphia, Haverford is an ideal place to live and learn.

Welcome to Haverford!

We are so glad that you are interested in visiting Haverford! Of course we are so sorry we are not able to welcome you to campus at this time - the health and safety of everyone is our highest priority during this COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have put together some new resources so that you can still 'visit' us from the comfort and safety of your own home. We expect to continue adding new ways to engage, so please check back regularly. We hope these options give you the opportunity to learn more about Haverford and start imagining yourself as a member of this community. And of course we hope you will be in touch with questions!

Info Session

An overview of the College as well as an in depth discussion of the Haverford College Admission process by Director of Admission, Mary Maier '05.


    • 0:45 A Haverford Welcome
    • 2:55 What sets Haverford Apart
    • 4:45 History and Influences
    • 7:20 Admission Process at Haverford
    • 18:50 How to approach your College Essay
    • 28:55 Consensus Based Decision Making
    • 40:00 Core Values of Haverford
    • 40:25 Cultivating Ethical Leadership Skills
    • 42:57 Haverford’s Distinctive Honor Code
    • 47:25 Haverford’s Academic Centers
    • 51:00 Research at Haverford
    • 54:00 The Senior Thesis
    • 57:15 After Haverford

Haverford Conversations and Q&A

We hope you will join us to hear more about Haverford and get answers to your questions about the college admission process and the Haverford community. This is an informal opportunity to talk about anything, from what distinguishes our academic program to writing a compelling personal essay to the value of shared governance at Haverford.

Come with your questions or come just to listen and join our conversation. Parents, guardians, and friends are all welcome to join the Zoom webinar.

Upcoming Chats

Do you have a question you want to discuss with an admission counselor? Make an appointment during our Virtual Office Hours.

All times are EDT.

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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. Our arboretum campus provides an unparalleled setting for living and learning.

While the College is closed to visitors, please check out our Virtual Visit site.

Explore Campus

While not required, we do recommend that all applicants interview.

Request an Interview

Though for the time being we are not able to meet with you in person, we would love to schedule a video interview. We are currently offering interviews to students who plan to apply for the Haverford Class of 2025. Interviews are typically available Monday through Friday. Request an interview and we'll get you scheduled right away. We look forward to meeting you!

A brief overview of how to approach your interview at Haverford College.

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

Let us know you "visited" Haverford!

Thank you for visiting Haverford! We’d love to know that you stopped by, just as if you were visiting us on campus. Even if you are already on our mailing list, please fill out our virtual visit form to let us know you engaged with us during this time.

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Connect with us!

We would also love to hear from you any time and are completely available to answer questions and talk more about Haverford.

Kathleen Abels
Senior Associate Director of Admission

Jess Lord
Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Mary Maier
Director of Admission

Breahna Pierce
Assistant Director of Admission and Access and Diversity Initiatives

Praxedes Quintana
Assistant Director of Admission

Carly Valenzuela
Associate Director of Admission