Haverford College is located in a 200-acre campus in Haverford, a suburb of Philadelphia. The college was founded in 1833, and this private liberal arts college ranks 9th among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report's 2013 list. It is also 43rd in Forbes 2013 Top Colleges list. Currently, Haverford College averages around 1,190 undergraduate students.
The location of Haverford College is one of its more attractive characteristics, aside from the stellar academic achievements and quality reputation. The campus is just ten miles outside of Philadelphia, and is very accessible to New York City, Jersey Shore, and Washington D.C. Students at Haverford enjoy the historic neighborhoods, museums, fine dining, and cultural events of Philadelphia, as well as the energy of the second-largest concentration of college students in the East Coast, with over 80 colleges and universities in the general area.
If you are considering going to Haverford College, your choices of programs of study include Engineering, Africana and African Studies, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Education, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hispanic and Hispanic American Studies, International Economic Relations, Mathematical Economics, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Neuroscience, Scientific Computing, Theater, and other programs.
Haverford College has innovative and cutting-edge research facilities and academic centers that are considered among the best in their class. The Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center is the facility for the College's biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics departments. The KINSC boasts of top-notch computer and research laboratories, classrooms, and seminar rooms.
Meanwhile, the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities is where Haverford College's community of writers, artists, performers, thinkers, and innovators meet and exchange ideas with each other.
Students and faculty members of Haverford College come to the James P. Magill Library for information and research support, as well as to access the College's extensive print, visual, audio, and electronic media materials.
Most students of Haverford College reside on campus, so dining options are provided for convenience and accessibility. The Dining Center provides meal plans and varied menus that are high quality and nutritious. For more laid-back dining experiences, students can head to The Coop, with plasma televisions, outdoor patio seating, and a popular grill menu, sandwiches, pizza and other snack items. The Coop also has a Saikou sushi bar and a Barista's Nook.
The Office of Residential Life oversees the overwhelmingly coed campus housing. Accomodations at Haverford College residence halls vary from suites, singles, and 4-person apartments. Single and double occupancy rooms are found in the dorms, while suites (group of single bedrooms) are also available. There are also houses and special interest housing available.
Students at Haverford College have many opportunities to be involved in various clubs and organizations found on campus. Organizations range across academic interests, religious and cultural backgrounds, sports and recreation interests, hobbies, artistic leanings, and more. Organizations on-campus include the Haverford Global and Business Finance Club, Women in Science, Alliance of Latin American Students, Global Leadership Program, Bike Club, Haverford Christian Fellowship, and many more.