Harvard University in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)
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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: 9009

  • 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

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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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

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

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All majors in Harvard University

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Certificates:
Doctor's degree:

Communication and Media Studies

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Harvard University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

How dare you pick a killer to come to your school when you could have someone better. You take in Michelle Jones even though she killed and hid her son's dead body? Is this what you want representing your school? You guys are a disgrace for allowing this. She took a life and can never bring that baby back.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I have always dreamed of going to Harvard. I am not a student but while touring the campus I felt a little like a student at Harvard. The campus is beautiful.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I am a 20 year old student. I love Harvard. I want to pursue my studies there. I am a great student in class and I get straight A's. God will help me to get into that University. I want to become a surgeon. I know I will get into Harvard, I know!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Brilliant, education system. I went their for 5 years! The structure and history back ground is outstanding. Would love to go back, and is the only school you can say ' I want to go back to school'. Met very intelligent people. I studied law, but left and moved to Oxford University.

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Overall Rating:

Speechless, this university gains the tremendous amount of attention and popularity globally. Marked as one of the must go-to universities. I warn you if you get in, don't you dare drop out. Work hard to get in, pay it off with ongoing effort regardless regrets. This university is seriously no joke. There's no time for you mess up , get it straight and one step at a time. Work hard, you'll be there before you know it.

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Location & Website

Address: Massachusetts Hall

Place: Research Universities (very high research activity)

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

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: -

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