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A rather low-key College of Arts and Sciences

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Harford college is a private institution founded in 1833. There are more than 1000 undergraduate students, located in the suburbs of the city, covering an area of 200 acres. The campus is like a botanical garden, surrounded by gardens and large ponds. Although the school was founded by fraternity members from Philadelphia and New York, the school is no longer a church school.

Haverford College

Ranking: #18

Location: Harford, Pennsylvania, Northeast

Advantageous Majors: physical science, English, biology, psychology

Five popular majors and proportion: Physics 11%; Foreign language and foreign literature 10%; Psychology 10%; Biology / bioscience 9%

★ school profile

Haverford college is a college that inherits the Quaker spirit. Although it is prestigious, it is quite low-key. The annual enrollment of the college is only 1200, less than half that of many competitors. The college has a very close relationship with its neighbor brinmoor College (a well-known women’s school adjacent to Harvard College) and is very close to Swarthmore College, but it is not so left leaning politically. The college has a strong sense of community. As beautiful as a park, the campus is located in the busy suburbs of Philadelphia. Perhaps it is smaller and less famous than other liberal arts colleges, but it has its own way to compete with the top liberal arts colleges, especially in attracting students who are willing to study hard. “Harvard College makes students feel very comfortable while studying hard,” said a senior.

★ big family atmosphere

Founded in 1833, Harvard College was funded by the Quakers at that time, so its atmosphere is more like a big family. The campus covers an area of 204 acres, with dense forests everywhere and far away from the major railway lines in Philadelphia, so it has a peaceful, orderly and summer camp like environment. The school has a botanical garden, a 3.5-acre duck pond, a forest path, and a greening composed of more than 400 kinds of shrubs and trees. Stone buildings in the 19th and early 20th centuries and sporadic modern style buildings can be seen in many places on the campus. The mixing of this architectural style further strengthens the harmonious atmosphere, thus integrating the philosophical concepts of two classic Quakers: the progress of wisdom and the appreciation of nature. The 188000 square foot $50 million Koshland Natural Science Center (also the center of the departments of astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics and Mathematics) provides students with an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary teaching and research.

Only 11% of the school’s students are from Philadelphia, but most of the students are from the east coast. “Students are full of academic interest, but there are also many people who are happy to Party and like to be alone,” one student explained. 8% of the students are Asian, 9% Latino and 7% African. Although the school itself has no religious tendency, the influence of Quakers still exists through weekly gatherings. A philosophy student said: “although most students are very concerned about political events and are familiar with the context of events, only very few students will participate in political activities.”

★ financial aid

When Harvard college enrolls students, their financial ability is not taken into account. The college will fully meet the financial needs of enrolled students and minimize their debt ratio when students graduate. The college implements a no loan policy for students whose annual family income is less than $60000, and replaces student loans provided by all schools with grants. At present, more than 49% of students receive grants, with an average amount of US $39198.

★ honor criteria

Haverford college has an all encompassing code of honor. This tradition began in 1897 and has become an indispensable and perfect embodiment of the college’s educational values. The code of honor governs all the rules and regulations of campus life. It takes into account any aspect related to students’ life, from classroom to dormitory. “I can take my final exam at three in the morning,” said a junior. “The criterion of honor is to let us control ourselves.”

Students can plan their own final exam schedule, choose exams that are not supervised, and self-discipline not to drink before the age of 21. The rules are updated every year by students discussing and debating each other at a meeting called plenary, so that the rules can always implement the values of “integrity, honesty and caring for others”. This honor criterion can encourage students to speak out their true thoughts “as long as you are reasoning logically”, and also allow students to supervise themselves. “Sometimes you feel like walking on thin ice and speak carefully so as not to offend others,” said a philosophy student. One of the Quakers’ fine traditions is that the decision must be elected by the consent of all people, not by vote. Therefore, students play a very important role in school policy-making.

A junior in Economics said, “the honor code is a kind of constraint on ourselves from a certain point of view. It is this honor code that attracts many students to Harvard College. Therefore, basically all students have a correct concept of trust, respect for others and academic honesty.”

★ strong teacher team

Harvard College does not have a graduate school. Undergraduates in the school often have the opportunity to cooperate with their professors in research and publish research papers. The strongest aspect of Harvard College is the teacher team. 50% of the faculty live in the school and are said to be very approachable. A junior in political science mentioned that a professor divided 90 students of a course into 10 groups and invited each group of students to have dessert before the final exam to better prepare for the exam. “The only purpose of the professor here is for our students. They enjoy the process of educating us and are very willing to take us to participate in professional research.”

Perhaps because the teacher-student interaction in the classroom is very full, the amount of homework after class is also considerable, but students say they will never make some immoral behavior because they are worried about their achievements with others. “Harvard College is a place with high requirements for students,” said a geography student. “As a student, you should know to pay a lot of energy for learning.” Harvard college students never lack professional guidance, because every freshman will pair up with a professor to study and work together, Until two years later, the students have identified their major, and senior students will guide them. A senior student corresponds to 8 ~ 16 freshmen.