If you are considering submitting an applicationto Haverford College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Haverford College by April 1.
Haverford College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Haverford College is 46%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 18%. Last year,, Haverford College admitted 197 of the 427 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Haverford College is extremely difficult. Haverford College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Haverford College accepted 18% of all applicants., around 826 of the 4,530 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Haverford College, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult. In 2021, Haverford College waitlisted 1,331 students. Of those, 741 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Haverford College must submit the following items. Double check with Haverford College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
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|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At Haverford College 94% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 99% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Haverford College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Haverford College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 74% of Haverford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Haverford College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1370 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Haverford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1370, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Haverford College students scored 770 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Haverford College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Haverford College, you should strive to earn between 32 and 35 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 35 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Haverford College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 35, and three out of four students scored lower than 35 on the ACT.
A 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Haverford College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Haverford College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 31. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Haverford College during the following terms: Fall Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Haverford College?
Students who are admitted to Haverford College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Haverford College accept transfer credits?
Haverford College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Haverford College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Haverford College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Haverford College?
No, Haverford College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Haverford College? Haverford College is a selective institution. The Haverford College acceptance rate is 18%. This means that the institution accepts 18 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Haverford College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Haverford College is Mar 31.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Haverford College is 33. Students with an ACT score of 35 and above have a good chance of getting into Haverford College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 32 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 32 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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