Haverford was founded in 1833 by Quakers for whom academic excellence, offered in a setting of tolerance and mutual respect, would serve a larger goal of "educating the whole person".
Our rigorous academic program focuses on individual growth, intellectual exploration, and pushing the boundaries of each discipline. Most classes are taught seminar style with an emphasis on discussion and debate.
The Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) empowers students and alumni to learn about and prepare for meaningful work, as they translate their Haverford liberal arts education into a rewarding life. In short, we are here to help students explore, identify, and realize their career and professional goals.
Residential life at Haverford can take on many different forms, from traditional dorms to apartment living to specialized houses dedicated to a cultural or academic focus.
The Haverford College Libraries support the educational mission of the College with an unrelenting commitment to excellence—for the institution, the students, the faculty, and the staff—through our collections, instruction, and services.
Health Services offers the following health care services:
The club sports program at Haverford College is designed to provide opportunities for students to participate and compete in a variety of sports not already offered at the varsity level. Members of the clubs sports teams are responsible for the administration and organization of their club activities. Haverford clubs are supported by Students’ Council, the Athletic Department and the Dean’s Office. Any questions should be directed to the Director of Student Activities, Michael Elias.
Haverford College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The College was re-accredited in 2010, completed the Periodic Review Report in 2015, and submitted a follow-up report in 2017. The next self-study process began in 2018 and will conclude in 2020.