Resources › For Students and Parents Haverford College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print aimintang/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated April 09, 2020 Haverford College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 16%. 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 Mawr, Swarthmore, and the University of Pennsylvania. On the athletic front, the Haverford Fords compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. Considering applying to this highly selective college? Here are the Haverford College admissions statistics you should know. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Haverford College had an acceptance rate of 16%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 16 students were admitted, making Haverford's admissions process highly competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 4,963 Percent Admitted 16% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 45% SAT Scores and Requirements Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, Haverford is introducing a 3-year test-optional policy. Applicants during this period may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 68% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 680 750 Math 700 790 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 700 and 790, while 25% scored below 700 and 25% scored above 790. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1540 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Haverford College. Requirements For students who submit scores, Haverford College does not require the optional SAT essay 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 Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, Haverford College is introducing a 3-year test-optional policy. Applicants during this period may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required.. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 43% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 33 36 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 For students who submit scores, Haverford does not require the optional 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 2019, 92% of admitted students who provided data indicated that they ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. 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 grades and 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. If You Like Haverford College, You Might Also Like These Schools Oberlin CollegeTufts UniversityBowdoin CollegeWesleyan University All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Haverford College Undergraduate Admissions Office. How Competitive Is Tufts University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Bucknell University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Scripps College's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Oregon State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Oregon's Admissions Process? 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