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Rank: 74

Haverford College

Haverford, PAwww.haverford.edu
A top liberal arts college without much of an ego, Haverford provides four years of sensitivity training to a small pool of bright, quirky, socially aware students. Its motto roughly translates to "not more learning; better learning," which reflects how engaged students are with their educations. The school offers about 30 majors and 30 minors, as well as 10 concentrations in specialized disciplines: scientific computing; peace, justice, and human rights; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, among them. Haverford is also known for its unique honor code, overseen by the some 1,300 students themselves, which governs most aspects of campus life. In the spirit of egalitarianism and, perhaps, contrarianism, Haverford is completely frat-free, which is not to say students don't know how to party. They also unwind by attending the many free and open campus events, including concerts, improv shows, film screenings, open mikes, and dances, or by going into Philly (10 miles away and easily accessible by a commuter rail). When students want more academic or social options than they can get from their fellow 'Fords, they can cross-register to take classes across the street at Bryn Mawr, once their sister school; at Swarthmore, which is a shuttle ride away; or at the University of Pennsylvania. Haverford's graduation rate of 90% is high, but in keeping with the academic and economic backgrounds of its students, according to MONEY's evaluation. Recent graduates bring in a median income of $54,700, which makes them slightly higher earners than alumni of comparable schools.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$73,300
% of students who get any grants
53%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$22,700
Average price for low-income students
$7,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
21%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1420/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
1,326
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit* grants
0%
Average merit grant
$0
student success
Graduation rate
90%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$13,000
Average salary within 3 years
$54,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
39%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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