Harvard College

Cambridge, MA, USA
3.89 Average Rating

Harvard College is an undergraduate liberal arts school located in Cambridge, MA, within Harvard University. Founded in 1636, this private, very selective, Ivy League college is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and was named for its first benefactor, Reverend John Harvard. Students spend their first year and a half creating their own study plans with an academic advisor before joining one of the college’s 50 concentrations (majors) with the choice of 40 secondary fields (minors). Students also have access to a variety of labs, museums, and libraries, including a music library, Library on the History of Women in America, map collection, an arboretum, Harvard Innovation Lab, anatomical museum, herbaria, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard Forest, and more. One in five students attend at no cost to their families, and more than half of the student body receives financial assistance.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
16%
Out of State Students
72%
0
100
5%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1497
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. January 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2017
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2018 March 30, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
22,000
Total Number of Undergrads
6,700
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
98%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,882
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$43,280
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,280
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%
Average Aid Per Year
$48,195
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
400
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$136,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.89 Average Rating
Harvard University is truly among the most exclusive schools to be found anywhere on the globe. Attending such a prestigious University is very humbling, because when an institution takes the most knowledge thirsty minds from around the world and puts them all in one place, not a day goes by that isn't a learning experience. The only thing that every student at this school has in common is that they applied, so don't hesitate.
Aus10
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 energy that characterizes its student body, and that drives its scholars and world-renowned professors to work together, learn from each other, and help mankind.
CLAUDIA from CAMBRIDGE, MA

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