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Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
United States
Contact Phone: 617-495-1000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Caribbean Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Folklore Studies Checkmark
Gay/lesbian Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
South Asian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Developmental Biology And Embryology Checkmark
Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Microbiological Sciences And Immunology, Other Checkmark
Neurobiology And Anatomy Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
African Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Arabic Language And Literature Checkmark
Bosnian, Serbian, And Croatian Languages And Literatures Checkmark
Celtic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Hebrew Language And Literature Checkmark
Hindi Language And Literature Checkmark
Indonesian/malay Languages And Literatures Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Korean Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Polish Language And Literature Checkmark
Portuguese Language And Literature Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Sanskrit And Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Slavic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Swedish Language And Literature Checkmark
Turkish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
European History Checkmark
History And Philosophy Of Science And Technology Checkmark
History, General Checkmark
History, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Islamic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy And Astrophysics, Other Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Planetary Astronomy And Science Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40,248
Applied
2,015
Accepted
5,222
Enrolled
5%
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Female Admissions

20,212
Females Applied
1,041
Females Accepted
5%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

20,036
Males Applied
974
Males Accepted
5%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
4
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 November 1st December 16th
Transfer March 1st June 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 740 720 780
SAT Math 760 740 800
ACT Composite 34 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,143
Private
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Fees

4,444
Full-time student fees
18,941
Room & board
11,705
Room only

Financial Aid

60,230
Avg. Financial Aid Package
62,338
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
66,761
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,234
Avg. Loan Aid
13,962
Avg. Grant Aid
57,955
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

5,222
Total Undergrad students
11%
International Students
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.13%
Black or African American 11.37%
White or Caucasian 33.33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 22.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 7.15%
Other 1.41%

Gender

Male (48.99%)
Female (51.01%)

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 29%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
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 Checkmark 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 Checkmark 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

1,083
Total Faculty
5:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 919
Part-time - 164
Male - 672
Female - 411
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