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Harvard College

Cambridge, MA

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.

Web Sitewww.harvard.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,712
   Women3,141 (46.8%)
   Men3,571 (53.2%)
Graduate Students4,326

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate5% of 39,041 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.17 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing710-800 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$72,400
Tuition and Fees
$47,074
Room and Board
$15,951
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$53,071
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$16,702

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
965
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 45% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Cambridge Population107,289
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotJohn Harvard
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
22.9% Asian
8.0% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.7% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students12.4% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
86.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.84 4.31 718 705 32
Low 2.30 2.10 400 360 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Six U.S. Presidents have graduated from Harvard so far.

• The name Harvard comes from the college's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who left half his estate to the college in 1638.

• Thousands of visitors a year rub the shoe of the John Harvard statue for luck, even though it is known as "The Statue of Three Lies," since nothing in its inscription is true.

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