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Harvard University

  • Cambridge, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 6,722
    total students
  • $38,891 | $38,891
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 5%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Evolutionary Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neurobiology and Anatomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Slavic Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Southeast Asian Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

5% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied35,023
    • Accepted2,047
    • Acceptance Rate5%
    • Enrolled6,722
    • Female Applicants16,696
    • Females Accepted955
    • Female Acceptance Rate5%
    • Male Applicants18,327
    • Males Accepted1,092
    • Male Acceptance Rate5%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman4.04
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st June 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 700 800
    • SAT Math 710 800
    • SAT Writing 710 800
    • ACT Composite 32 35
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$38,891
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,891
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,401.00
    • Room and board *$14,115.00
    • Room only *$8,667.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,722
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.37%
    • Black or African American6.59%
    • White or Caucasian44.47%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.22%
    • Asian18.64%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races6%
    • Unknown3.97%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout10.67% representing 100 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students84% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 99%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Phillips Brooks House Association, Asian-American Association, International Relations Council, Harvard Crimson (newspaper), Harvard/Radcliffe Chorus
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other required and optional safety courses

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division X No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Fencing Yes Division 1 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division B No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Sailing No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes Division 1 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash Yes Division X No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 No
    • Water polo Yes Division 1 No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 1 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division X No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Fencing Yes Division 1 No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division X No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division X No
    • Sailing No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes Division 1 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball No Division 1 No
    • Squash Yes Division X No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 No
    • Water polo Yes Division X No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,131
    • Full-time Percentage83%
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio7:1 or 6,714 students to 1,002 faculty

Location & Contact


MA 02138



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