Harvard University in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

Harvard University offers 846-degree programs and 117 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 6%. The most popular test is SAT - 83% of students submitted it in comparison to 35% of students who submitted ACT. 50.9% are women, and 49.1% are men. 23% percents of international students. Harvard University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Harvard University is 14068$, that is above national average. 97% of full-time Harvard University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $95,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Harvard University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$14,068
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Harvard University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$2,473
$30,001 - $48,000$3,866
$48,001 - $75,000$6,310
$75,001 - $110,000$21,958
$110,001+$37,275

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9523

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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16%

Salary After Attending

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$95,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Harvard University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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97%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Harvard University graduation rate is above the national average.

97% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Harvard University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time to completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

21 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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6%

In comparison to National Average

Harvard University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 57%.

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6%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Harvard University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 60%.

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6%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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81%

Total

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81%

Full time

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0%

Part time

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Harvard University students submitting SAT scores

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83%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2130 - 2400

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 700 - 800
Math: 710 - 800
Writing: 720 - 800

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Harvard University students submitting ACT scores

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35%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
32 - 35

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 33 - 35
Math: 32 - 35
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Harvard University is 8:1, that means that for every 8 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

8:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

8134
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23%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Cambridge Campus

The campus located by Massachusetts Hall address in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Cambridge Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Harvard University with 0.3% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Cambridge Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Longwood Campus

The campus located by Massachusetts Hall address in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Longwood Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Harvard University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Longwood Campus is burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Arnold Arboretum

The campus located by 125 Arborway address in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Arnold Arboretum in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Harvard University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Arnold Arboretum is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Harvard University offers 846 programs in total: 345 are for Master's degree, 288 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 150 - for Bachelor's degree, 39 - for Post-master's certificate, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Associate's degree.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Middlesex county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Harvard University is one of the few institutions in Middlesex that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 117 distance learning programs that are offered in the Harvard University: 90 are for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Harvard University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9491 students with 284730 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 11440 with 274562 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 2582 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Harvard University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This has got to be just about everyone's​ dream university. I'm a 13 year old girl and I am OBSESSED with this university. I work very hard in school and I am taking advanced classes and get all A's! I also plan to take many extracurricular activities. I want to go here for political science and I can't wait! I am confident I am going to go to this university if I work hard, God will bless me. I bet it must be cool being among future presidents and CEOS of future billionaire companies.

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Overall Rating:

People have asked me why I'm so intelligent and how much of genius I am for being able to attend this school of such class at the age of 14 and and having a 200 IQ, I do admit I had to grind to get here. The one thing kids and people who ask me is whats my secret of becoming a genius . My secret is simple you just gotta watch Rick and Morty and play Roblox. Also I had to grind playing some Minecraft here and there but it's mainly Rick and Morty. Otherwise the school is great and I'm humble to of attending this school. #bless up

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Overall Rating:

No parking, the bus is crowded, the Red Line is crowded, too much money and effort to go! There are far easier ways to obtain greatness than to say you went to Harvard! SERIOUSLY! But the bus stop in front of it is nice.

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Overall Rating:

I was going to attend this so called "acclaimed university" but I proved myself too greatly unmatched in intellectual prowess and athletic ability. The admissions board begged me to attend. "Kyle," they said, "please join our ranks and surpass greatness! We bow at your eternal wisdom... we are not fit to be in your presence." I simply raised my hand limply like that one painting from Michelangelo and told them to bow before me like the mortal god I am. I took lead of their prostration and they wept. It was biblical. I was unimpressed and left. I hope my review will help all those truly elite of mind to quell their aspiration to muddle themselves with this lot. Would not try again. 1 STAR!

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Overall Rating:

With over 350 years of history, Harvard University stands alongside other Ivy League teaching institutions like Yale and Princeton as an elite force within the American university system. Eight American presidents studied there –John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush and Barack Obama –as have more than 40 Nobel Prize winners. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a town with just over 100,000 inhabitants, its campus covers almost five square kilometers and currently attracts 21,000 students from all over the world.The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is nearby and Boston, the birthplace of American independence, lies just over the Charles River. Gaining access to Harvard means the student has to overcome two hurdles. The first is to be accepted by the university, a distinction reserved for only 7% of its applicants. The next is to be able to afford the annual undergraduate fee, which, including credits, meals and accommodations, came to about US$ 80,000 in 2012.

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Location & Website

Address: Massachusetts Hall

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6174951000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: harvard.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

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