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Harvard University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

27,594 students

6% admitted

  • 20,131 full time
  • 7,463 part time
  • 10,466 men full time
  • 9,665 women full time
  • 34,950 applied
  • 2,188 admitted
  • 1,661 enrolled

7,255 Undergraduates

$37,576 tuition/year

  • 17,329 Graduates
  • 3,010 Non-Degree
  • $37,576 in state
  • $2,390 fees
  • $13,630 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Crimson
School Colors: Crimson
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Cat from Cambridge, MA
  • 0
  • Harvard is an absolutely incredible institution built on the principle of continual learning. Opportunities are endless and every day is a new experience. Worth mentioning: the professors are some of…

  • Aug-13-2012 Read More
  • CLAUDIA from CAMBRIDGE, MA
  • 0
  • Harvard is a place of innovation and discovery. It is a community of scholars, who are very intelligent, ambitious, and collaborative. The most distinctive feature of Harvard is the vibrant…

  • Jan-14-2012 Read More
  • Frederic from Scarsdale, NY
  • 0
  • It is everything you hear about and more. Harvard is a community of people who are magnificently varied in every way, but share strong motivation, intellectual curiosity and kindness. The…

  • Jul-05-2012 Read More
  • John from Cambridge , MA
  • 0
  • harvard has more to offer than you could imagine before coming here. the only problem is that there's no way to experience everything in only four years. everything here (from…

  • Jan-19-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jesus from El Paso, TX
  • Oct-07-2011 I am a current student here

    The caveat I give is that your college experience is as much as you make of it, that being said the unique opportunities (such as studying abroad in Shanghai through a grant) to wonderful activities (playing Mariachi and traveling the US!) to meeting people from all over the world, each day is a new experience!

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  • 5
  • A Student from Cambridge, MA
  • Aug-23-2011 I am a current student here

    The party life and the extracurriculars are awesome. I've done UChoir, theatre, opera, and the Pre-Veterinary society. I work my butt off during the week, but I give my self at least one night a week to go out and rage. Harvard is a HUGE party school--don't be fooled by stereotypes.

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  • 4
  • Sapna from Brentwood, NY
  • Jul-29-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I hear that Harvard is a huge school and I've never really been away from home longer than a week. I hope that I will be able to adjust very quickly. I've heard about many things that the people at Harvard do to make you feel welcome. I doubt that's going to change.

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  • 4
  • H12 from Cambridge, MA
  • Jul-21-2011 I am a current student here

    The social life is so-so compared to other schools, but other than that it is a very enjoyable four years. You will meet the most interesting folks among your peers.

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  • 5
  • Jeanie from San Diego, CA
  • Jul-06-2011 I am a current student here

    My transition to Harvard was definitely the most difficult thing I faced my first semester, but this was due mainly to personal issues such as a break up with my high school boyfriend and my grandmother falling ill. I was lucky to make strong connections with my peers early on; however, I still felt uncomfortable talking about family illness with my friends at Harvard and that was when faculty advisors became much needed helping hands. I found myself not only becoming close friends with my peers in my class, but everyone in the Harvard community - whether that was upperclassmen or faculty, it just seemed that we were all connected with this common Harvard thread and this network and these interpersonal connections are what made my first semester so amazing! Leaving my best friends at home was one of the most difficult - most tear filled nights ever, but knowing that my friendships in college would quickly supplement the relationships I had back at home provided me with a lot of needed comfort. I never really did understand diversity until I came to college and met internationals from parts of the world I didn't even know existed! Second semester, I definitely took on the most challenging courses I've ever faced but I'm still able to say that it was a beautiful semester because I struggled alongside my classmates. I know many prefrosh are concerned about the cut-throat stigma, but this definitely is a misconception. I tend to go out of my way to help others, even if this means sacrificing the few hours of sleep I normally get; but, this is common because I know a handful of my classmates have done the same for me. We generally all want each other to succeed. I guess this is because we realize we all have different contributions we offer, and together, these contributions have a synergistic effect. Harvard definitely has a competitive atmosphere, but I'm confident when I say all of my friends are competitive with themselves more so than with others - it's more of a fierce competition with ourselves and a friendly interpersonal competition.

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