Harvard University is one of the best universities in the world. It is one of the eight Ivy League schools. Harvard has very generous aid/grant policy and provides full scholarships to a few deserving students.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is home to highly intellectual faculty and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity, and talents are refined.
Moreover, it ranks 2nd in the 2018 edition of Best College. Similarly, according to the 2018 edition of QS World University Rankings, it ranks 3rd in the whole world.
Harvard offers more than 3,700 courses in 50 undergraduate fields of study which they call concentrations.
- Harvard is need-blind for both domestic and international applicants.
- It meets the full demonstrated need of every admitted student.
Harvard is not only an exceptional but also one of the most selective universities in the world. As of 2018, it has an acceptance rate of only 5%.
Due to its high competitiveness, one has to work very hard for the scholarship.
However, few deserving candidates may get full scholarships at Harvard.
- Applicant should be able to demonstrate high academic achievement.
- High GPA and SAT’s score may bolster the chance of getting in.
- Active participation in extra curricular activities.
- Involvement in community service and programs that contributes to society.
- Most students admitted at Harvard are passionate about world problems and eager to resolve them.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate their passion for learning through their application essay.
Financial Aid Details
- Admission office makes the decision regarding one’s admission regardless of the financial situation of the applicant.
- Harvard has one the best scholarship budget with over $145 million each year.
- Harvard meets 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need.
- The average financial aid award in the year 2017-18 was $56,000.
- Almost 20% of the Harvard students pay nothing.
All applicants apply to Harvard online via the Common Application, Coalition Application, and Universal College Application. The online system guides the applicants through the process of providing the supporting credentials appropriate to the first-year applicant.
Applicants need to submit the following documents:
- Harvard writing supplement different application portal.
- Guidance Counselor Evaluation
- High School Transcripts
- Mid-year Transcripts
- Teacher’s recommendation (at least 2)
- SAT scores
- English Proficiency Test Scores i.e. TOEFL/IELTS
For Early Decision: 1 November
Notification: Mid December
For Regular Decision: January 1
Notification: Late March
Lastly, here is the official link to Harvard University.