The College received a record number of applications this year and offered admission to 859 students.

Haverford College mailed acceptance letters last week to the 859 students offered admission to the Class of 2021. This class represents the College's most selective year yet. After receiving a record 4424 applications, Haverford admitted 19 percent of its applicants.

"This year's pool was the largest, strongest, and most diverse in the College's history. All of us in admission felt inspired to read about each one of these remarkable students, and we are thrilled to be inviting so many extraordinary people to join the Haverford community. We know that the members of the Class of 2021 will bring extraordinary energy, intellectual vitality, compassion, and commitment to social engagement to Haverford."


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

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  • 4424 Applications
  • 859 Students offered admission
  • 19% Admit rate
  • 670 High schools represented
  • 49% Students of color
  • 14% International students

The admitted class hails from 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 14 percent of them are international students, hailing from 40 different countries. Almost half of the class—49 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 670 different high schools, where 95 percent of them are in the top 10 percent of their class. Their median SAT is 740 for critical reading, 750 for math, and 730 for writing (or 730 for reading and 740 for math for those who took the new SAT). Their median ACT score is 34.

The picture of the future Class of 2021 will become even clearer after May 1, the date by which accepted students must commit to enroll in the College.

Haverford's campus in fall
  • 95% Are in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 34 Median ACT

Median SAT scores:

  • 740 Critical Reasoning
  • 750 Math
  • 730 Writing
Overhead shot of Founders Hall
  • 40 Foreign countries
  • 45 States, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands

Most represented foreign countries:

  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • India
  • Japan
  • Brazil

Most represented states:

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


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