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Harvard University Admissions Stats

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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
  • $38,891 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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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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  • Lenny from Brooklyn, NY
  • Sep-27-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Just be yourself because thats who you will always be for the future from now to the future of Harvard.

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  • Ian from Casselton, ND
  • Jul-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The best way to approach this whole process is to not be too intimidated. My brother got into Harvard, which came as quite the surprise. He's a smart, talented guy, but by no means is he THAT remarkable. The whole process is way more of crap shoot than you'd expect.

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  • Arlett from Monticello, MN
  • Jun-08-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    There is no secret formula to get into this beautiful school, but if you are looking to get in be dictated, passionate, and unique in some way. It is useful to be impressive either by being a well-rounded student or by being extremely good at one thing. It is also better to have good grades, extracurricular activities, leaderships roles, and community service. Make sure when applying, you show them who YOU are and WHY you deserve to get in... What is YOUR story?

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