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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Massachusetts Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-1000
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Harvard University
  • Located in Cambridge, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 27,594 students enrolled
  • 6% admitted
  • $43,280 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Aus10
  • Jun-29-2017 I am a current student here

    Don't let anyone tell you that the hardest part is getting in. While the acceptance rate is pretty low (lower every year, naturally), that's only the first hurdle. Harvard wouldn't be the most prestigious university in the world if it didn't hold excellence at the highest of standards. Classes are difficult, and sometimes the workload can be isolating. All of that said, I guarantee that you will never learn as much in one year as you do your freshman year at Harvard. It is nothing less than transformational to spend every minute of every day surrounded by the people of our generation who will be making the difference in the coming decades. Don't take this for granted, and don't accept an offer until you are sure that you want to be challenged on a personal level.

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  • Alyssa from Newberg, OR
  • Aug-29-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Take the most rigorous classes your school offers. It's okay if they're not all AP or IB-the Office of Admissions takes this into account. Start the application EARLY and don't wait until the last minute because if you need aid, you want to make sure you get your application turned in as early as possible.

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  • devassi k joseph
  • Jul-20-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    just work your heart out, if you're aiming to be at harvard.

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  • Chelsy, from Wisconsin
  • Jan-03-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Have a good GPA, get many recommendations & practice your standardized tests, so it will help you in the future.

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