College Junior 2013-11-25T23:54:20Z
You should pay attention to the honor code and study what it means. You will be required to write an essay on it and how it connects to your values.
College Junior 2013-11-25T23:53:23Z
People seem to like it. I dont have a car.
College Junior 2013-11-25T23:44:06Z
The CPGC gives you funding to do internships abroad. But its hard to get funding since its a competitive application process.
College Junior 2013-11-25T23:44:06Z
I think the facilities are really pretty. There are spaces to hang out both casual and academic. So there is always a place to be depending on your mood.
College Junior 2013-11-25T23:40:16Z
there are several computer labs but they center around the same area. so if youre in a different place on campus youre gonna have to walk over to the computer lab center. the network if youre on wireless sucks. its kinda laggy. but if you use an ethernet or computer lab one it is really good. you dont need a printer at all. its free to make copies. i highly recommend to bring a laptop.
College Sophomore 2013-07-04T02:17:18Z
There are restaurants everywhere ranging from McDonalds to Chipotle,
I-Hop, Dijor, Corner Bakery, Ruby's, etc. There is also a Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts as well as pretty well known bakery's such as the campus favorite-Corner Bakery. It is my favorite place to eat, the prices anf variety of menu options are killer! Located 10-15 minutes from the Haverford Campus, these dining options are easy to commute to and totally worth while. Most of them do offer student discounts-including another one of my favorites-Brueggers.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-01T23:33:25Z
Haverford campus is beautiful, safe, and clean but for a small student body. The gym and green spaces on campus are very nice. There are two libraries that provide you with everything you need, but are not as large as those found at public or larger universities. There is only one place to eat on campus that is not the dining center and it's hours are limited. The student center has been renovated but I have not really seen anyone use the game room ever.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-01T23:29:37Z
Nightlife is almost non-existent off campus. However, there is always something going on on campus: parties thrown in dorms or by the baseball house or dances thrown by the school. If you are really into the club scene, you could go into Philadelphia for the evening but the last train back to school leaves Philadelphia at 1:49pm (arrives at Haverford 2:10am). If you are a club goer, I do not recommend Haverford. The nightlife on campus is existent, but a little repetitive by senior year since the student body is so small (1,200), it's hard to meet new people since you almost know everyone by senior year.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-01T23:15:46Z
Haverford is a safe, wealthy area that has a small shopping center in walking distance from campus, but there really isn't much to do in Haverford. However, Philadelphia is rich with attractions and is only a 20 minute train ride away.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-01T23:13:49Z
The campus is diverse in regards to interests, beliefs, sexual orientation, and economic background, but the average student is a white, upper-middle class liberal agnostic person. I think most anyone would be accepted on campus, but might not feel like they can find people like themselves if they are super religious or republican.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-31T21:44:02Z
Free printing! Plenty of computers available almost anytime. Wireless access not perfect, but good.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T05:00:02Z
Haverford is fairly diverse, especially for a liberal arts school that is not well known in the general population. Most of the problems with diversity stem from Haverford's size- the fact that there are simply fewer students on campus mean that there are fewer minority students- so it is harder for students to group together. It is getting better though- and every incoming class is more diverse than the last.
College Sophomore 2012-12-16T04:54:45Z
Haverford's immediate area is fairly suburban, it is located in a very ritzy suburb of Philadelphia with posh ethnic restaurants- and it's common to see Mercedes and Audis on the nearby streets. However, the school is unbelievably close to Philadelphia, and it is really easy to get off campus and participate in everything that Philly offers. Not as many students take advantage of this resource- in part because there is so much going on on campus, but it is absolutely there for those who want it.
College Sophomore 2012-11-16T00:15:54Z
I have been placed in a dorm that really fits my personality and most people I have encountered has said the same. The living spaces are nice and the social atmosphere depends on the people you live with.
College Sophomore 2012-11-16T00:09:17Z
Although there may be drinking, it is still very safe. Everyone looks out for everyone and if there is an emergency students feel safe to call Campus Safety.
College Sophomore 2012-11-16T00:06:02Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe and if you ever feel unsafe you can always call Campus Safety. If you ever have a problem you can call Campus Safety and they will come right away. At Haverford no one really worries about their belongings getting stolen because of the trust created by our Honor Code. Overall, the campus is very safe.
College Sophomore 2012-11-05T20:52:13Z
It is consistently rainy. Get ready for it. It is often cloudy for days on end. Bring a rain jacket and prepare to spend your days dancing in the rain. I love it.
College Sophomore 2012-11-05T20:47:40Z
The college understands that students will have access to alcohol at any college they attend. What makes Haverford special is the complete absence of shots while alone in your room. Because drinking is relatively open and accepted, everyone feels comfortable calling for help if someone is in danger. It is less likely for students to get alcohol poisoning because they aren't taking lots of shots all at once. The administration has a lot of programs that help students understand the dangers of drinking and in general choose to take a preventative rather than punitive approach.
College Sophomore 2012-11-05T17:25:42Z
It is very clear that the academics at Haverford are the reason that every student is here. The professors are all obviously knowledgeable and capable. The other highlight is your fellow students; everyone is excited to learn and participate.
College Sophomore 2012-11-05T17:22:16Z
The campus is beautiful! Every building is beautiful and full of aged splendor. The campus itself is one of the nations oldest arboretums. All of the natural life is well maintained by facilities staff and volunteers. The campus is small and you get to know your way around very quickly. You will fall in love with the place so fast!
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-03T09:48:39Z
Based on my friends experiences at places like Yale, Harvard, and Penn, I can confidently say Haverford is harder than Ivy League schools; we are assigned far more work and it's much harder to get As. That said, you have a lot of support and the professors really want to help you succeed. These professors are at Haverford because they want to get to know you as an individual and as a student and I have had some really thought provoking and life affirming conversations in my professors' office horus. Intellectuals thrive in the close classroom environment here and you hone your skills articulating your thoughts, thinking critically and creatively, and developing your ability to write.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-03T09:43:27Z
The school has four PC labs in central locations across campus. Most students still use laptops and there is wireless throughout the dorms and classrooms though an ethernet connection is often more reliable in places. Haverford offers free printing, which is amazing because I could easily spend hundreds of dollars printing off all my readings and essays.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-03T09:39:50Z
Philly is 25 minutes away by train which is only a block away from campus. The city might have it's grittier areas, but in general, it's a wonderful city full of lots for college students to do from delicious restaurants to concerts to archives to museums. The area immediately around campus is a bit dull but there are a few places within walking distance that are fun places to hang out.
College Junior 2012-11-01T01:25:31Z
College Junior 2012-08-15T16:19:52Z
All Four Seasons – You'll get the best of everything here. We always get a lot of multi-colored leaves in the fall, then we can get a few feet of snow in the winter, then gorgeous flowers provided by the arboretum in the spring, and summer can be hot as hell (which, personally, is my favorite kind of weather).
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