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Rank: 126

Haverford College

A top liberal arts college without much of an ego, Haverford provides four years of sensitivity training to a small pool of bright, quirky, socially aware students. Its motto roughly translates to "not more learning; better learning," which reflects how engaged students are with their educations. The school offers about 30 majors and minors, as well as 10 concentrations in specialized disciplines: scientific computing; peace, justice, and human rights; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, among them. Haverford is also known for its unique honor code that governs most aspects of campus life, written and overseen by the some 1,300 students themselves. In the spirit of egalitarianism and, perhaps, contrarianism, Haverford is completely frat-free, which is not to say the students don't know how to party. There are many free and open campus events, including concerts, improv shows, film screenings, open mics, and dances. The campus is only 10 miles away from Philadelphia and easily accessible by a commuter rail. When students want more academic or social options than they can get from their fellow Fords, classes are available across the street at Bryn Mawr, once their sister school; at Swarthmore, which is a shuttle ride away; or at the University of Pennsylvania.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$74,800
% of students who get any grants
49%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$25,200
Average price for low-income students
$10,820
admissions
Acceptance rate
20%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1460/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
1,291
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
N/A
student success
Graduation rate
93%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$13,000
Average salary within 3 years
$56,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
39%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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