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Harvard, founded in 1636, is a private, Ivy League institution. Its undergraduate college has no established "freshman program." Students sample courses at the beginning of each semester and create their own study plan with an academic advisor. At the undergraduate level, Harvard promotes close collaboration between students and faculty on coursework and research. Its popular Freshman Seminar Program enables small groups of first-year students to work intimately with faculty on any of 130 different topics. Nearly all Harvard undergraduates live on campus for the first year in dormitories and later in "Houses" led by senior faculty members. Harvard's historic 380-acre campus is located in Cambridge, across the Charles River from Boston.

Website: www.harvard.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,755
Undergraduate
Students
(49.3%) 3,329 Women
(50.7%) 3,426 Men
4,698
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
5% of 43,330 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.18
SAT Math
760 average
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
740 average
710-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
34 average
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,800
Tuition and Fees
$51,925
Room and Board
$17,682
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$60,817
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$6,170
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,013
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 46% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Cambridge Population
107,289
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
John Harvard
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.4% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
42.3% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
12.1% from 109 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
84.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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