Picture yourself at Haverford
Haverford College attracts ambitious, intellectually curious, independent learners who value honesty, collaboration, integrity, compassion, and—above all—new ways of seeing and improving the world. No other place will trust you more to forge your own academic path and contribute meaningfully to the spirit and fabric of the campus community.
The unparalleled collegiality between our students and faculty allows you to become a true scholar. Through rigorous academics and an emphasis on hands-on learning (at Haverford, everyone does a senior thesis), you’ll engage with your academic work on profoundly deep levels. And in the end, you’ll connect your intellectual and personal growth to the ways in which you can change the world.
Haverford offers state-of-the-art facilities and gorgeous architecture, surrounded by an arboretum with a Nature Trail and a Duck Pond. We’re strengthened by our friendly consortium neighbors—Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania—and the resources of Philadelphia, the sixth-largest city in the US. Through our three Academic Centers and vast study abroad options, Haverford students can experience their education across the globe.
Haverford’s singular way of preparing you to think and question, act and assess, and own your learning builds a framework you’ll use for the rest of your life. Here, with hands-on thesis research, close collegiality with faculty, strong connections through the Academic Centers, and engaged support from the Center for Career and Professional Advising, you’ll have everything you need to become an ethical leader in the world.