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Haverford College

Haverford, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate18%
Acceptance Rate18%

Haverford College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Haverford College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Haverford College for fall semester should hear back from Haverford College by April 1.

Haverford College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Haverford College's admissions stats.

Haverford College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 95%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 38%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist Yes

Haverford College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Haverford College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 1 February 15
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes January 31 April 1

Considering Applying Early to Haverford College?

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 I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Haverford College is 43%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 18%. In 2022, Haverford College admitted 198 of the 458 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Haverford College Admissions

How To Get Into Haverford College

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 students, around 951 from the 5,332 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Haverford College

It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Haverford College

Haverford College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Haverford College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Haverford College

What does Haverford College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered

Make sure to check with Haverford College for more information on admission factors.

Haverford College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Haverford College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Haverford College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Haverford College?

Haverford College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 27% submitted a class rank. At Haverford College 95% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 98% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Haverford College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Haverford College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Haverford College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Haverford College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 38% of Haverford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Haverford College?

To be competitive with other Haverford College applicants, you should aim to score between 1440 and 1520 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Haverford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1520 and 25% of scored lower than 1440, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Haverford College students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 710 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Haverford College students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 710 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Haverford College?

To be most competitive at Haverford College, you should strive to earn between 33 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 33 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Haverford College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 33.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Haverford College

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

Haverford College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Haverford College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Haverford College.

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) credits and 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 you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Haverford College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Haverford College is 18%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Haverford College?

✅ Haverford College's early decision acceptance rate was 43% in 2021.

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Haverford College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



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 17 out of every 100 applicants.


Haverford College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 31

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

Haverford College ACT Scores


ACT Range

33 - 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

35 and Above


33 to 35


33 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Haverford College is 34. 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 33 and 35 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 33 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Haverford College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1440 - 1520


Math SAT Range

710 - 780


Reading SAT Range

710 - 760

Haverford College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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