Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
4-year Private-university

Overview

Harvard University is a private institution established in 1636 with urban setting located at Cambridge. It is ranked 2 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 50,420 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,766. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Harvard is made up of 13 schools and institutes, including the top-ranked Business School and Medical School and the highly ranked Graduate Education School, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School and John F. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard’s extensive library system houses the oldest collection in the U.S. and the largest private collection in the world. On-campus residential housing is an integral part of student life, where freshmen live at the center of campus and upperclassmen live in 12 undergraduate houses.

#2nd in National Universities
Setting
Urban
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1636
Selectivity Very High
Size Medium
6766 Undergraduates

Learning

6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Visual And Performing Arts
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program

Cost

$71650
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$17030
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee 50420$
Outstate Tuition Fee 50420$
Room and Board Fees 17160$
$90900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

5% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
4.17 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Required
SAT Subject Test Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application, or Universal College Application

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Considered
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Jan
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Mar
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
--
--
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Feb
01
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$ 55354 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$53120 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $71650
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available

Students

6766 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
97% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
96% Students graduate within 6 years