Haverford College Visit Report by raiderade
Visit to Haverford College in June 2010 by raiderade(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since August 29 2008 with 1760 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Was not very helpful. It was very large with the majority of the session being dominated by two students who constantly asked about music.
Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guide was nice but group was very large making it difficult to hear.
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Campus Visit Notes for Haverford College
I was very excited about Haverford as a whole. But, the tour and info session completely turned me off - I am not even considering applying any more. The biggest turn off was the description of the honor code. At many other schools with a stringent honor code, they describe the purpose of it as a way to make learning personal and about you rather than about getting the best grades. At Haverford, my tour guide seemed to only stress it in terms of not cheating and some social conflict resolution - it seemed to have very little to do with learning and social justice. I couldn't figure out why it would be useful to have unproctored exams (I got my answer at Bryn Mawr).
The other thing that was disappointing to me was the seeming lack of emphasis on learning that I gathered from Swarthmore. There really weren't any mentions of intellectualism other than saying "We have a fabulous Biology program..."
I really wished I had liked Haverford more. I mean, don't get me wrong, it was a fine school, but I came out of the visit feeling as though it didn't have much that was unique to offer. It didn't seem to be worth 50k each year.
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Ate at Chipotle and visited this charming place called Hope's Cookies.