Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,925

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Extremely Selective

4%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,009
Declined 41,321
Total Received 43,330
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Private

6,755

undergraduate students

4,698

graduate students

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School Facts

Harvard University, founded in 1636, is a private, Ivy League university. Radcliffe was established for women in 1879; all classes and facilities are now coeducational. The campus is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston. Campus architecture ranges from Bulfinch to H.H. Richardson to Le Corbusier.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 11,453
Established in 1636
Coeducational Coeducational

Urban campus in Cambridge (population: 113,630), three miles from Boston; medical school campus in Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to medical school area, to Boston, and around Cambridge. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Harvard University
86 Brattle Street
Cambridge
02138

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Phillips Brooks House Association
  • Asian-American Association
  • International Relations Council
  • Harvard Crimson (newspaper)
  • Harvard/Radcliffe Chorus

Top Events

  • Commencement
  • Welcome Back Event
  • Yardfest

Fun Facts

  • The first reinforced concrete structure in the world was Harvard University's stadium.
  • Harvard University is, by many accounts, the oldest college in the United States. It is also the first and oldest corporation in the United States.
  • Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were freshman roommates at Harvard University.
  • Since 1970, Harvard University has had a policy that doesn't allow commercial filming to take place on campus.
  • Though Harvard University prohibits filming on campus, the same flyover shot of the school appears in the movies Road Trip and Old School.
  • Edward Kennedy, brother of JFK and future US senator, scored the only touchdown for Harvard University when they played Yale in 1955.
  • While at Harvard University as an undergraduate, Conan O'Brien wrote for its comedy publication, The Harvard Lampoon.
  • Depending on what you're counting, at least 27 and up to 134 Nobel Prize Laureates are somehow affiliated with Harvard University (as of February 2017).
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • required and optional safety courses

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
93%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
16%
500-599
1%
700-800
89%
600-699
9%
500-599
0
30-36
94%
24-29
5%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.18

Extremely Selective

4%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,009
Declined 41,321
Total Received 43,330

Admissions Factors

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 109
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $47,730
Room & board $17,682
Additional fees $4,195
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $3,193
Total $73,800
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Sailing
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Environmental Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
History, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Statistics, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,453

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

6,755
students

Female
49%
3,329

Male
51%
3,426

41%

4,698
students

Female
47%
2,229

Male
53%
2,469

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,740
students

Female
50%
3,322

Male
50%
3,418

1%

15
students

Female
47%
7

Male
53%
8

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 85%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

13

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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