Haverford College

Haverford, PA

Haverford College

Haverford, PA

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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.



One of the top 14 institutions producing Fulbright Students and Scholars


Ranked #10 among the top 25 schools responsible for the greatest advances in science | Quartz News


Ranked #15 among schools producing doctoral graduates | National Science Foundation Survey

Academic Centers for academic excellence

Haverford’s three Academic Centers provide opportunities for students and faculty to enrich their scholarship beyond the classroom. In addition to hosting influential speakers, events, and symposia, the Centers are the primary source of funding for your internships and externships.

As grant-making entities to some 150 students per year, the Centers open channels across all disciplines, uniting you with faculty to test hypotheses and conduct research in the arts, science, and social sciences. With global reach, each Center offers comprehensive resources and tools along with support to help you design your own high-level scholarship and make connections with experts and organizations from around the world who are doing transformative work.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “There are few places where students are given as much freedom, respect, and sense of themselves as substantial humans as they are at Haverford.”

    • Tamar Adler ’99
  • “I was struck by how much I was respected by my instructor yet challenged and not allowed to be complacent. I was given all the support I needed but no room not to give my best.”

    • Benjamin Kaplow ’18
  • “Haverford students genuinely care about this place and the experience that every student has here. If there’s a barrier to progress, students will lift each other up and over the wall.”

    • Allison Wise ’20