Harvard University: Ranking & Review

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Harvard University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate5%5%5%
Applicants39,50619,78219,724
Admissions2,0371,0331,004
Enrolled undergraduates1,687850837
Enrolled total (including graduate students)31,12015,91615,204

4,600 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,244 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $105.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,126
Percent of students submitting SAT scores67%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
760
Math
765

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores889
Percent of students submitting ACT scores53%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
35
ACT Math
33

Harvard University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,600 $69,600
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $16,660 and other expenses per full academic year.

Harvard University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 13,723 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $44,990 $44,990
Fees for full-time undergraduates $3,959 $3,959
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,406 $1,406
Tuition for Full-time graduates $44,816 $44,816
Fees for full-time graduates $1,142 $1,142
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,401 $1,401

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,261 16 1,277
Legal Professions and Studies 180 620 800
Health Professions and Related Programs 520 265 785
Education 687 54 741
Social Sciences 547 94 66 707
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 244 164 162 570
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 548 18 566
Architecture and Related Services 311 8 319
Mathematics and Statistics 166 58 19 243
Physical Sciences 102 56 79 237
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 131 85 11 227
Engineering 78 89 48 215
History 142 20 26 188
Visual and Performing Arts 49 90 25 164
Psychology 96 20 13 129
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 24 50 35 109
Natural Resources and Conservation 16 91 107
Theology and Religious Vocations 102 4 106
English Language and Literature & Letters 51 29 10 90
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 36 24 29 89
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 29 37 66
Philosophy and Religious Studies 26 6 18 50
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7 30 1 38
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 22 22
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 2 2
Grand Total71,7674,5451,5287,847

A total of 1,774 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Harvard University.

At the master's and doctor's level 6,073 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate96%95%98%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesHU
Founded1636
MottoVeritas
Truth
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscrimson
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff17,320
Instructional FTE2,246
Research FTE2,266
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.harvard.edu
AddressMassachusetts Hall
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone6174951000

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