Haverford College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Given all the lush vegetation on its serene 200-acre campus, it can be easy to forget that Haverford College resides 10 miles from a major urban area. Yet Haverford’s location affords its 1,300 students many unique opportunities, such as cross-registration with nearby Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, as well as access to phenomenal cultural opportunities in the city of Philadelphia. Guided by Quaker values and one of the oldest honor codes in the country, Haverford places a great deal of trust in its students, as is evidenced by self-scheduled, un-proctored exams, and a lack of RAs in the residence halls. Close student/faculty relationships are the norm at Haverford, as over 60 percent of faculty choose to live on campus, and more than 90 percent of classes enroll fewer than 30 students. Intellectual to their core, students here enjoy receiving a highly personalized educational experience, and all students (regardless of their major) complete a senior thesis prior to graduation. Good to know: the College guarantees to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students and adheres to a no loan policy for families earning less than $60,000 annually.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.