A major inner-ring suburb of Philadelphia, the unincorporated community of Haverford, is largely known for two sites: the Merion Cricket Club and Haverford College. Founded a few decades prior to the club, the college has an impressive reputation and offers a wealth of opportunities. For example, this small private liberal arts institution has produced 4 Nobel Prize recipients, 6 Pulitzer Prize Recipients, 20 Rhodes Scholars, and 104 Fulbright Scholars. For those that want to work or study at a such a storied institution, there are many affordable apartments for rent near Haverford College.
Like the colony of Pennsylvania itself, Haverford was established by the Quakers. Though it no longer formally retains that affiliation, it boasts one of the most extensive Quaker history collections in the world and still largely governs its academic and social affairs through a student-run Honor Code. Focused on integrity and community, Haverford became fully co-ed in 1980 and now has its first permanent female president. Students can earn Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors, and all of them are required to conduct their own graduate-level research as part of their senior thesis.
Just three miles west of Philadelphia, the 216-acre campus of Haverford College features award-winning architecture, the oldest U.S. collegiate arboretum showcasing 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Center City is easily accessible by the Paoli/Thorndale Line commuter rail system and the Norristown High Speed Line, making apartments for rent near Haverford College ideal living for a variety of people.
Haverford College is part of the Tri-College Consortium, which allows students to register for classes and social events across Haverford, Bryn Mawr College, and Swarthmore College. Certain courses at the University of Pennsylvania are also available to students who attend one of the consortium schools. Haverford has been nationally ranked by Forbes as 38th among all universities and colleges, and as 11th among liberal arts colleges by both Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
Sports also has a prominent place at the school with the Haverford Fords (and their Black Squirrel mascot) competing at the NCAA Division III level in the Centennial Conference. Athletes have their choice of 23 varsity teams, including the only varsity cricket team in the country and one of the nation’s oldest soccer teams.
Conveniently located ten minutes from Haverford College, Haverford Court is fortunate to be situated so close to this remarkable educational institution. With an array of modern amenities, energy efficient appliances, and pet-friendly units, we are the perfect place for anyone who roots for the Fords. Whether you are a student, a faculty member, staff, or thinking about joining the community, you’ll feel at home at Haverford Court. Want to know more about our apartments for rent near Haverford College? Contact us today to schedule a tour!