Haverford College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Haverford College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 19%. Located on a beautiful campus outside of Philadelphia, Haverford offers its students a wealth of educational opportunities and often ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Although strong in all areas of the liberal arts and sciences, Haverford is also noted for its science programs. The school's academic strengths earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Haverford students have the opportunity to take classes at nearby Bryn MawrSwarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. On the athletic front, the Haverford Fords compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields ten men's and twelve women's varsity sports.

Considering applying to this highly selective college? Here are the Haverford College admissions statistics you should know.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Haverford College had an acceptance rate of 19%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 19 students were admitted, making Haverford's admissions process very selective.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,672
Percent Admitted 19%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 41%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Haverford College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 67% of admitted student-submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 680 750
Math 690 780
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Haverford's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Haverford scored between 680 and 750, while 25% scored below 680 and 25% scored above 750. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 690 and 780, while 25% scored below 690 and 25% scored above 780. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1530 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Haverford College.

Requirements

Haverford College does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Haverford participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Haverford College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 42% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 34 35
Math 29 34
Composite 32 34

This admissions data tells us that most of Haverford's admitted students fall within the top 3% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Haverford received a composite ACT score between 32 and 34, while 25% scored above 34 and 25% scored below 32.

Requirements

Haverford does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Haverford College superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

Haverford College does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPA. However, the school reports that in 2018, 97% of admitted students were in the top 10% of their high school class.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Haverford College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Haverford College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Haverford College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Haverford College has a highly competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores. However, Haverford has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and rigorous high school courses. Haverford recommends that all interested applicants schedule an interview before applying. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside of Haverford's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most had "A" averages, SAT scores (ERW+M) above 1350, and ACT composite scores over 29. Keep in mind, however, that hidden beneath the blue and green on the graph is a bit of red and yellow. Some students with 4.0 GPAs and solid test scores still were rejected from Haverford.

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