Haverford, Pennsylvania

Haverford College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Haverford College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Haverford College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Haverford College and can I get accepted? The school has a 20% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 884 out of 4,408 applicants were admitted making Haverford College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Haverford College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Haverford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 720
SAT Math 25th 720
SAT Composite 25th 1440
SAT Scores for Haverford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 770
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1550
Average SAT Score 1500

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Haverford College?

Haverford College typically requires applicants to be in the top 3 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1440 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1380. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1500 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Haverford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1550 and Above Good >30%
1495 to 1550 Avg + 20%-30%
1440 to 1495 Avg - 13%-20%
1385 to 1440 Reach 8%-13%
Less than 1385 Low <8%
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Haverford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Haverford College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Haverford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Haverford College?

Admission data indicates that Haverford College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Haverford College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Haverford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >34%
32 to 34 Avg + 20%-34%
31 to 32 Avg - 15%-20%
30 to 31 Reach 11%-15%
Less than 30 Low <11%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Haverford College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

92% of Haverford College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Haverford College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 92%
Top 25% of class 100%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Haverford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,419 1,989 4,408
Accepted 494 390 884
Acceptance Rate 20% 20% 20%
Enrolled 188 161 349
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 41% 39%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Haverford College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Haverford College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Haverford College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212911 IPEDS survey data for Haverford College.