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Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1833
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,168
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $452,933,339
Admissions Address

370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392

Website

http://www.haverford.edu

Admissions E-mail

admitme@haverford.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jess Lord
Admissions office telephone: (610) 896-1350
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.haverford.edu/admissions/howtoapply.html Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 1 2
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 3 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 13 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 26%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 26%
Total applicants: 3,351
Total acceptances: 869
Total freshman enrollment: 314
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,476
Male acceptances: 396
Male freshman enrollment: 142
 
Female applicants: 1,875
Female acceptances: 473
Female freshman enrollment: 172
Out-of-state freshmen: 88%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 718
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 312
Students enrolled from waiting list: 54

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 88%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 97%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 47%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 640 – 760
Math: 650 – 740
Combined: 1290 – 1500

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 50.0% 50.0%
600-699 41.0% 39.0%
500-599 9.0% 11.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 0%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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