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Haverford College Admission Requirements

Haverford, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Haverford College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
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 acceptance rate at Haverford College is 18%.  It ranks #4 in Pennsylvania and #47 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Haverford College is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 826 out of 4,530 applicants were admitted.

The school has exceptionally high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 5 percent (SAT 1360/1520 ACT 32/35). Haverford College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Haverford College application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Haverford College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 67% of students submitted SAT scores and 42% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Haverford College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1360-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Haverford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1360
SAT Scores for Haverford College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 770
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1440

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Haverford College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 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 1280. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. Haverford College ranks #4 in Pennsylvania and #36 in the nation 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Haverford College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >27%
1440 to 1520 Avg + 18%-27%
1360 to 1440 Avg - 11%-18%
1280 to 1360 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1280 Low <7%
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Haverford College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
32-35 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
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 35
ACT Math 75th 35
ACT Composite 75th 35
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 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 34 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Pennsylvania and #30 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Haverford College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Haverford College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
35 and Above Good >31%
33 to 35 Avg + 18%-31%
32 to 33 Avg - 13%-18%
31 to 32 Reach 10%-13%
Less than 31 Low <10%
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Haverford College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9*
Typical High School Grades
A-

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 #3 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

94% 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 94%
Top 25% of class 99%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Haverford College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,503 2,027 4,530
Accepted 478 348 826
Acceptance Rate 19% 17% 18%
Enrolled 177 157 334
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 45% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Haverford College is $65.

Application Requirements

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

Haverford College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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.

FAQs

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?

18% 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 1360 and 1520. 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 35. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.