6,766
Students
Financial aid thermometer
53,730
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
5
5%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Harvard University is a University institution located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Cambridge, MA  02138
United States
Contact Phone: 617-495-1000

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Cell And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Neurobiology And Anatomy Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
English Language And Literature Related Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
German Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
Sanskrit And Classical Indian Languages Checkmark
Slavic Languages Checkmark
Southeast Asian Languages Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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History And Philosophy Of Science And Technology Checkmark
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy And Astrophysics Related Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Chemistry Related Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39,506
Applied
2,037
Accepted
6,766
Enrolled
5%
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Female Admissions

19,724
Females Applied
1,004
Females Accepted
5%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

19,782
Males Applied
1,033
Males Accepted
5%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
4.18
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st June 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 760 730 790
SAT Math 760 730 800
ACT Composite 34 32 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

46,340
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Fees

4,080
Full-time student fees
17,160
Room & board
10,609
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

53,730
Avg. Financial Aid Package
55,354
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
60,551
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,270
Avg. Loan Aid
20,064
Avg. Grant Aid
50,699
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,766
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.48%
Black or African American 7.73%
White or Caucasian 40.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 20.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 6.8%
Other 1.67%

Gender

Male (52.32%)
Female (47.68%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 98%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Commencement, Welcome Back Event and Yardfest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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house system
Most popular organizations:
Phillips Brooks House Association, Asian-American Association, International Relations Council, Harvard Crimson (newspaper) and Harvard/Radcliffe Chorus

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
required and optional safety courses

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1B No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No No No
Squash Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo Checkmark Division 1 No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Squash Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,170
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 975
Part-time - 195
Male - 743
Female - 427