Harvard University

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Harvard University

Harvard University is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus is situated in a midsize city area and is home to 10,063 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Harvard University?

Admission into Harvard University is extremely competitive with an acceptance rate of 5%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 5% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 5%.

What SAT score is required for Harvard University?

The SAT scores of admitted students range from 1460 to 1570.

What ACT score is required for Harvard University?

The ACT scores of admitted students range from 33 to 35.

How much does it cost to attend Harvard University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Harvard University for an academic year is $51,925. Both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition. Including the cost of living of $21,875 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $51,925 to $73,800 for an academic year. 73% of undergraduate students at Harvard University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $18,030.

What degrees are offered at Harvard University?

The degrees offered at Harvard University include "associate's degree", "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree", "post-master's certificate" and "doctor's degree - research/scholarship".

What are the popular majors at Harvard University?

The most popular programs/majors at Harvard University include "Economics", "Computer Science"" and "Political Science and Government".

What is the graduation rate at Harvard University?

The graduation rate at Harvard University is 97%.

What is the debt of graduating Harvard University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Harvard University students is $12,500 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $139,100.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio

7

Awards Offered

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Post-master's certificate

Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

City

Cambridge

College Type

Private not-for-profit

Campus Housing

Yes

Location Setting

Midsize City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$55,455

General

Address

Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

College Website

www.harvard.edu

Admissions

Harvard University has an acceptance rate of 5%. The acceptance rate of 5% implies that for every 100 students that applied 5 students got accepted. 43,330 students appied to Harvard University. 5% of the students that applied got accepted, and 82% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

43,330

Acceptance Rate

5%

The SAT composite score at Harvard University ranged from 1460 to 1570. The ACT composite score at Harvard University ranged from 33 to 35.

SAT Composite1460 - 1570
ACT Composite33 - 35
Application Fee$75
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Costs to Attend

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Harvard University for an academic year can be broken down into $47,730 for tuition, $4,195 for fees, $1,000 for books and supplies, $17,682 for room and board and $3,193 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

$51,925
Tuition$47,730
Fees$4,195
Books and supplies$1,000
Room and board$17,682
Other expenses$3,193
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Students

Harvard University has 10,063 undergradute students. 49% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 51% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

10,063

Enrollment by gender

49%

49% men

51%

51% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Harvard University is 97%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 97% compared to 98% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Harvard University is 97%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

97%

Graduation Rate by Gender

97%

97% men

98%

98% women

Retention Rate

97%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Harvard University is $139,100 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $55,000 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $166,800.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$139,100

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$55,000 - $166,800

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

90%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Harvard University is 89% compared to 11% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

89%

89% percent_working

11%

11% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Harvard University include "Economics" with 334 graduates followed by "Computer Science" with 227 graduates, "Political Science and Government" with 196 graduates, "History" with 181 graduates and "Social Sciences, General" with 178 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Economics334
Computer Science227
Political Science and Government196
History181
Social Sciences, General178

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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