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Haverford College Admission Requirements

Haverford, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Haverford College

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Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Haverford College
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Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Haverford College and can I get accepted? The school has a 16% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 810 out of 4,963 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. Haverford College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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 680
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1380
SAT Scores for Haverford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1460

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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 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1380 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 1300. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Haverford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1540 and Above Good >24%
1460 to 1540 Avg + 16%-24%
1380 to 1460 Avg - 10%-16%
1300 to 1380 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 1300 Low <6%
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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 33
ACT Math 25th 29
ACT Composite 25th 32
ACT Scores for Haverford College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 36
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 33

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 32 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 3 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 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. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Haverford College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Haverford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >24%
33 to 34 Avg + 16%-24%
32 to 33 Avg - 10%-16%
31 to 32 Reach 6%-10%
Less than 31 Low <6%
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Haverford College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Haverford College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Haverford College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Haverford College was 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Haverford College is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.9 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Haverford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,752 2,211 4,963
Accepted 443 367 810
Acceptance Rate 16% 17% 16%
Enrolled 204 159 363
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 43% 45%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Haverford College and what student information is used for 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.


Does Haverford College prefer SAT or ACT?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to Haverford College. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Haverford College?

16% of those who apply are granted admission to Haverford College. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Haverford College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1380 and 1540. 67% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Haverford College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 32 and 34. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.