|Students who got into HC say:|
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| | Having excellent grades and SAT scores does not guarantee your acceptance into Haverford. However, not having excellent grades and SAT scores does not prevent you from gaining admission. You really need to present yourself as a unique person. At orientation, the Dean of Admission reads off the accomplishments of nearly 100 accepted students (the students' identities are not revealed) and they did not include "Had a near 2400 SAT score". The accomplishments were more unique, like, "Performed in an international youth choir that sang for the Pope" and "Represented her country in an international Physics bee." So really capitalize on what makes you different. I only had a 2030 (710 CR, 610 M, 710 W) and a 3.5 GPA (unweighted) but I had a unique accomplishment and compelling essays. However, don't be afraid if you don't have a particularly unique accomplishment, just present yourself honestly. To get in here- Pretend you like the honor code and praise it in your essay. Have something unique going for you. Don't fail any classes and you're pretty much in. Obviously, you should get stellar grades and high scores on SAT... Also, the Honor Code is a REALLY big deal here; it's not just a ploy of the admissions office! Take time in writing your honor code essay, and be honest about any relevant past experiences and your opinion on the idea of the Code. Beyond that, try to write essays that sparkle with your wonderful personality. :)
Good luck! Don't lose hope-it is all worth it in the end. If you get in, you will love it here.