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Haverford College

Haverford, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate14%

Haverford College Admissions

It is extremely difficult to get into Haverford College. In 2022, Haverford College accepted just 14% of all applicants. Out of 5,657 applications received in 2023, 804 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Haverford College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/15 and the application fee costs $65.

Students who apply to Haverford College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Haverford College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Haverford College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 96%
Mean SAT Score 1490
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
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 5 February 15
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 April 1

Want to Apply 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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 5. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Haverford College is 41%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 14%. Last year, Haverford College admitted 194 of the 474 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➑️ Explore 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

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 Does Haverford College Look For in an Applicant?

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 given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation 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. Double check with Haverford College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Transcript of High School Record – – √ –
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, 28% submitted a class rank. At Haverford College 96% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school 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 highlights 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 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 2022, 43% of Haverford College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% 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 earn between 1410 and 1530 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Haverford College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1530 and 25% of scored lower than 1410, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Haverford College student is 1490.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Haverford College students scored 780 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 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 700 or higher.

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.

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:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Haverford College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Haverford College?

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

Does Haverford College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Haverford College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Haverford College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Haverford College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Haverford College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Haverford College is 14%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Haverford College?

βœ… Haverford College's early decision acceptance rate was 41% 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 14%. This means that the institution accepts 14 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1410 - 1530


Math SAT Range

730 - 780


Reading SAT Range

700 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1530 and Above


1410 to 1530


1410 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Haverford College students is 1490. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Haverford College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1410 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1410 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Haverford College.

Haverford College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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