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| I love Haverford. It's a small school which is, for the most part a good thing, you know a lot of the students and faculty. The administration is helpful whenever possible and there's not a lot of red tape. Classes are VERY challenging, but professors are very avaliable and students aren't competative. Grades are rarely talked about. The Honor Code allows for unproctered exams and really creates a good atmosphere on campus. Socially, there are plenty of clubs and at least one party during the weekend, but you do have to do some work to amuse yourself. |
|Apr 17 2002|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| This place is definitely not worth your parents' 45K/year. Sure the student body is small, but if you have even slther of originality or real life-experience (i.e. not a lfe of white-bread suburban opulence) then you will hate over 90% of the people there. Unless, of course, you already consider a third-rate a cappella performance in a disgusting basement of an out-dated and poorly maintained dorm to be the highlight of your weekend or have a poster of O.A.R. on your wall.|
The resources here are average at best. The labs are small and clearly cannot accomodate the growing number of science students each year (unless you consider waiting in line for 45 min - to an hr to take a reading on one of two GC/MS from the 1940s to be worth your time). The dorms are pitful: small, dark, and poorly kept. Don't bother calling maintenance, they won't get back to you. Our medical center doesn't have a doctor on staff-one shows up when he wants to, usually only once a week, don't count on him in the winter though.
The academics are top notch (the only place i know of where a 94% on a test is not an "A") but believe me, it's not worth it. You'll select from a handful of classes in a handful of departments. Limited Enrollment will screw you out of your first choice classes and schedule conflicts will screw you out of what's left. Sure, feel free to take classes at Swarthmore or Upenn if you can afford a 2 hour commute-one way.
I would never come here again.
|Aug 06 2006|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| I always used studentsreview when I was a high school student looking at colleges, and now I want to give back!|
I just finished my freshman year here, and I really love it here. My profs have been good, and I love the people. It is a great environment, and the Honor Code really makes a positive impact. (Don't listen to people who say it doesn't. I think they are taking it for granted and don't realize how much it does.)
The food is not that great, but you can always get an apartment and make your own food instead of being on the meal plan.
|May 29 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2012 |