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Haverford College

Private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Haverford College (/ˈhævərfərd/ HAV-ər-fərd) is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. It was founded as a men's college in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Haverford began accepting non-Quakers in 1849 and women in 1980.

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Haverford College
Former name
The Haverford School (1833–1856)[1]
MottoNon doctior, sed meliore doctrina imbutus
Motto in English
"Not more learned, but steeped in a higher learning"
TypePrivate liberal arts college
Established1833; 190 years ago (1833)
Religious affiliation
(formerly Orthodox Quakers)[2]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$510 million (2020)[3]
PresidentWendy Raymond[4]
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

40°00′35″N 75°18′26″W
CampusSuburban, 216 acres (0.87 km2)
ColorsRed and black[7]
Sporting affiliations

The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences disciplines. It is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, which includes Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore colleges, as well as the Quaker Consortium, which includes those schools as well as the University of Pennsylvania.[8][9]

All of the college's approximately 1300 students are undergraduates, and nearly all reside on campus.[10] Social and academic life is governed by an honor code and influenced by Quaker philosophy. Its 216-acre (87 ha) suburban campus has predominantly stone Quaker Colonial Revival architecture. The college's athletics teams compete as the Fords in the Centennial Conference of NCAA Division III. Among faculty, alumni, and associates are 4 Nobel Prize recipients, 6 Pulitzer Prize recipients, 20 Rhodes Scholars, and 85 Fulbright Scholars.[11]