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Wow, this website really is "RATE" rather thanQuite BrightArchaeology
Wow, this website really is "RATE" rather than "casually discuss." I don't like that, but regardless, it's a resource I used when applying so I should give back a little. Besides that, it's not even rating stuff that's important to me, so don't pay attention to it.

Just starting my third semester here, and I'm still yet unsure what being "challenged" in a liberal arts setting entails, or really when it comes down to it what differentiates Haverford from other "academically rigorous" selective colleges and universities. My primary opinion that I want to impart is that university life is terribly confusing for someone whose parents didn't attend college and spent high school wondering trade school or expensive school was a better choice. Or maybe I just unquestionably consumed to "ATTEND COLLEGE PLZ" bullshit I was fed throughout high school. Whatever, financial aid for me was good, and you've got to love it when my rich classmates complain about their tuition when I'm essentially soakking up a micro-economy of wealth redistribution. I selected a college with an absurdly high matriculation rate because I knew I'd have a hard time making it through emotionally, and at least Haverford has committed me to attaining my degree.

I read for courses most of the time, and when I'm not doing that, I'm working at the Dining Center, relaxing with friends, playing video games, working out, or finding local events to attend. I don't think that would be much different anywhere I'd might be. My only complaint about social life is that too many students here like to take a lot of hard classes and then complain about their marginal amount of free-time mid semester. I'll be trying to keep things on the lighter end as I wade my way through the rest of my career.

The small classes and the large classes are for the most part pretty good. It's a good education when I compare it to the other bullshit public universities my high school classmates enrolled in.

Come here if you want to have classes actually want to attend! (If you actually have interests, that is.)

Don't come here if you have trouble making friends! They're kind of hard to come by, but I'm pretty introverted and I don't care all too much.

Don't get too wrapped up in the "beautiful arboretum college" suburban aesthetic. IDK, small colleges don't really exist within cities, but I'd rather be closer to Center City than I am. The city can be inaccessible at times, but if you manage schedules and finances correctly, it's a pretty nice resource. I think finding a place with more activity is generally more important than a place with pretty flowers and a nature trail.Contact me if you want to chat in person.

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Individual Value: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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Absolutely outstanding college. Haverford is the type of college that every college should strive to be. It's about undergraduate learning and not about graduate research or professors writing books or the weekend football game.If you want the very best undergraduate education I would highly recommend any of the elite liberal arts colleges and rank Haverford near the top of the list.
4th Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: A-
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The elite U S Liberal Arts colleges offer the best undergraduate education in the world with the exception of Oxford.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: lead research chemist; Preparedness: A+ Reputation: A+
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