370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392
Tuition - $35,058
Room & Board - $10,800
Haverford is a coeducational undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). While the College is not formally affiliated with any religious body today, the values of individual dignity, academic strength, and tolerance upon which it was founded remain central to its character.
Located about 10 miles from Center City, the park-like 204-acre campus includes more than 400 species of trees and shrubs, a nature walk, and a duck pond.
Majors leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree are offered in twenty-nine departments. Haverford is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, which allows students to register for courses at both Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. Haverford enjoys an especially close and storied relationship with sister school Bryn Mawr. Haverford is also a member of the Quaker Consortium which allows students to cross-register at the University of Pennsylvania College of General Studies.
There are 1168 student undergraduates and a faculty of 146 for a student to teacher ratio of 8:1, one of the best in the country. The faculty devotes its full teaching time to undergraduates. There are no graduate assistants.Haverford is a residential campus with 98 percent of the students and 70 percent of the faculty living on campus.
Liberal Arts Colleges: 9
Overall score: 88
Average freshman retention rate: 96%
2006 graduation rate: (Predicted) 91%