About Haverford College
Recognized as one of the nation's preeminent liberal arts colleges
is noted for its rigorous academic programs, ability to attract and produce talented undergraduates, excellent facilities, vibrant faculty and staff, and deep commitment to diversity and social justice
rooted in Quaker values.
Founded in 1833, the College is located in suburban Philadelphia on a 200-acre campus that is also an arboretum. Haverford enrolls a diverse student body of more than 1,100 men and women from 46 states and 38 countries. The faculty of 135 active teachers and scholars offer more than 30 majors and 10 concentrations in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Haverford has a long history of creating an intensely personal learning environment for students, which includes involving students in research; each year many students are co-authors of published scientific and scholarly papers. In addition, both curricular and co-curricular programs are supplemented by the College's close cooperative relationship with nearby Bryn Mawr College as well as by joint programs between Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges. Haverford's endowment exceeds $450 million.