Haverford College looks to attract the best and brightest student-athletes throughout the U.S. and beyond. Admission to the college is highly selective. Typically, the college admits about 25%-30% of all applicants. Of the most recent first-year class, 96% rank in the top 10% of their high school class; the mean SAT verbal ranges are 680-780; the mean SAT math ranges are 670-770; and the mean SAT writing ranges are 680-780.
The college is committed to promoting an environment that supports both academic and athletic excellence. About 40% of the college’s students play a varsity sport, and Haverford's days and weeks are structured to make it possible for student-athletes to attend practices and games with few conflicts. No classes are scheduled between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. or on Saturdays.
Haverford's long tradition of successful student-athletes assures us that most students can play sports, even several of them, participate in extra-curricular activities, and still excel in the college’s demanding academic programs.
As such, Haverford is particularly interested in student-athletes who want a rigorous, small liberal arts college academic experience; the myriad of academic resources and social opportunities that the campus community and Philadelphia area have to offer; and the opportunity to contribute to athletics programs that compete at the highest level in NCAA D-III.
To submit some information about yourself to one of Haverford College’s head coaches, please check out our on-line recruiting questionnaires.
Take A Peek...
Watch and listen as Haverford students, faculty and coaches share their thoughts on athletics at Haverford College (see video on the right).
The Student-Athlete Perspective
All candidates are required to take the three-part SAT and two SAT Subject Tests. The ACT with the writing component may be substituted for the SAT.
Early Decision – November 15
Early Decision 2 - January 1
Regular Decision – January 15
For the most up-to-date information about admission to Haverford College, please visit our Office of Admission Web site.
Secondary School Curriculum
To show significant evidence of your academic achievement and preparation, it's important to take the most challenging classes (i.e. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate) at your secondary school. In addition, some Haverford departments will allow you to forego introductory-level courses in areas in which you've already completed rigorous work, and you also may receive college credit.
A campus visit is a great opportunity to have an interview, take a tour of the college, have lunch in the student dining center, see a class in action and meet some of the students with whom you might be spending the next four years. Many Haverford College head coaches will help you arrange a campus visit, or you can set up a visit through the Office of Admission by calling 610-896-1350. If arranging a visit through one of the coaches you may need to submit one or both of the following waivers:
If you live within 150 miles of the Haverford campus (including New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.), we strongly recommend that you have an on-campus interview. Interviews are generally available beginning in April of your junior year through January 15 of your senior year. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-896-1350 to schedule an interview in advance; the earlier you call, the more likely a convenient interview slot will be available. If you don’t live within 150 miles of campus, we still recommend you interview on campus if at all possible. Otherwise, please contact the Office of Admission after Labor Day about scheduling an interview with an alumnus or alumna near your home.
Campus tours are given often. All tours start in the Office of Admission, which is located on the second floor of the Whitehead Campus Center. There is no need to make a reservation for a campus tour. For more specific tour schedules and information, please call the Office of Admission at 610-896-1350 or check out the Office of Admission web site.