The success of Haverford's graduates demonstrates that the District is a foundation for great achievement.
Haverford's alumni include:
- A two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
- A Rhodes Scholar
- A U. S. Congressman
- A noted film director
- A four-time Super Bowl champion and Football Hall of Famer
- An internationally-known symphonic director
- A legal adviser to the White House
- An Olympic gold-medalist from the 1928 Olympics and a silver medalist in the 2000 Olympics.
- A law school dean, a gifted inventor
- A District attorney
- A United States Judge
- An internationally-recognized geneticist
- A Grammy Award winning songwriter