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Impressions Of
Haverford College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Haverford College

To Attend

  • “The generally tight-knit community. It’s somewhere you can feel that you can be open and make friends relatively easily.”
  • “It’s a very comfortable community to walk around at night and be at parties in. I’ve always felt really comfortable.”
  • “If you don’t know what you’re going to college for, Haverford is great for trying new things. I’ve taken mostly STEM classes and am still able to be an English major.”
  • “The campus is very green. We are in an arboretum, so we really care about how pretty the campus is which makes it nice to be on.”
  • “You get to know the professors really well because the classes tend to be smaller. They have more time to meet with students individually.” [Haverford has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio.]
  • “The academic culture is the biggest thing for me. I kind of take it for granted, but the cooperative, super nice, academic culture is one of my top reasons.”
  • “I love where we are. I think it has a perfect level of being rural, having security, and privacy, but you can walk to any food place or take a bus to whatever resources you want. I think it’s the perfect compromise.”
  • “Most people have single rooms on campus.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you’re looking for a Greek life scene, you won’t find that here.”
  • “It’s a very politically active campus. It’s difficult at Haverford to be open about not being interested in the student government, administration, or US politics in general.”
  • “If you’re serious about athletics, it’s not that respected by the student body.”
  • “If you don’t like seeing people you know everywhere all the time.”
  • “There is not very good support for mental health issues on campus. We have free counseling services, but you don’t know what you’re getting until you’ve scheduled something with someone. You haven’t met the counselor and don’t know what counselor is best for your needs.” [See Haverford Clerk articles, “Long Waiting List at CAPS Frustrates Student Body,” “We Need to Talk About CAPS: A Critical Look at Vital Campus Resource,” and “Result of CAPS Survey Generally Positive, but Raise Some Concerns.”]
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