5%

Acceptance Rate

$53,545

Avg.Financial Aid

00468

FAFSA Code

About Harvard University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

31,566

Website

N/A

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Started in 1636, older than the calculus and with financial endowment ($39.2 Billion) larger than half of the world’s economies, the name Harvard is synonymous as the institution of excellence and academic grooming of highest caliber. Harvard University's notable alumni list contains eight U.S. presidents like John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, 359 Rhodes Scholars, 242 Marshall Scholars, and elite businessmen and multimillionaire like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg.

Harvard University is a 4-Year private-Not-For-Profit institution located at Cambridge, Massachusetts, spread across 209 acres. Harvard is an Ivy League college, a term shared by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. These universities are known for high academic quality and attract students from all around the world for legit reasons. It is very hard to match up with Harvard university requirements and with an acceptance rate with less than 5%, Harvard maintains its formidable reputation of grooming the best.

Harvard Online Education and Extension Education

The advent of broadband internet has completely revamped the stereotype of continuing education. A recent study showed that nearly a third of all higher-education students had taken at least one class online during the 2011 fall semester alone. More than 60% of college that otherwise offered traditional degrees only have joined the bandwagon of online education to offer the same degrees completely online.

HarvardX was created with the intention to advance research in the learning sciences and enabling the faculty to start open, online courses for on-campus, prospective and interested learners across the globe. With more than 100 open online courses, HarvardX has engaged 170 faculty across 10 schools, with more than three million unique course participants.

There are thousands who have the need and desire to obtain the degree to pursue their career and passion but are older than typical college graduates, work full-time, or are financially independent and may have family dependents. Such people are known as “nontraditional students”. Three Ivy schools--Columbia, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania--offer undergraduate and graduate degrees to the nontraditional student which are obtained largely through the evening, weekend, or online classes, making them more accessible. One such initiative from Harvard University is the Harvard Extension School which is Harvard’s degree-granting continuing education school. The open enrollment and lower tuition rates have long made extension schools appealing to such students.

Despite the flexibility of options, admissions, however, are not open to just about anyone. To gain admission as a degree candidate to HES, the primary Harvard University requirement is to complete three courses including an incredibly difficult “gatekeeper” course and obtain at least a B grade in each of them. The application process is similar and mandatory, with essays, recommendation letters, and transcripts. Harvard is hard to get into after all. But Harvard tuition fee cost comparison makes it more than worth all the efforts and time spent.

The price of one online course comes around $2000 and with 36 credit hours and thesis, the total cost of the degree requirement is less than $25,000 in total. Compared to the cost of a two-year master's degree at Harvard's Kennedy School that comes more than $90,000, HES is immensely less expensive. The online courses are categorized into the following divisions:

Subject Areas:
1. Arts and Design
2. Business
3. Computer science
4. Data Science
5. Education and Teaching
6. Health and Medicine
7. Humanities
8. Mathematics
9. Programming
10. Science
11. Social Science

Price: Free or paid.

Availability: The time durations provided are to be chosen after which the classes commence.
(Immediate, within a week, within a month, within 3 months, within 6 months, within a year)

School: With 11 divisions of the University to choose from, one can select the match and required institutions.
(Harvard Business school, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical school, Harvard Law school, etc)

Duration: The period of time the applicant is ready to spend on the course is provided in the options.
(0-2, 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-12, 12+ WEEKS)

Difficulty: Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced levels help the student in adapting to their level of studies.

Harvard University Rankings

 Following are some of the ranking of Harvard University based on some performance indicators-

  • The University is ranked 2nd in National Universities.

  • It holds 34th place in Best Undergraduate Teaching category.

  • It is ranked 2nd in Best Value Schools.

For more info on Tuition and Fees

Location & Contact

Address

Massachusetts Hall

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6174951000
Fax: 6174951000
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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

5%

SAT Range

1460 - 1580

ACT Range

33 - 35

Application Fee

$75

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

Whether it is a first-year or transfer student, the admission process will be almost the same and is simple. The admission process to get into the university are as follows.

  • Both international and U.S students must fill in the Common Application, Universal College Application, or Coalition Application with the necessary documents and fees.

  • An official records and high school transcripts of students with the marks that meet the university's cut off. 

  • An SAT and ACT scores proof.

  • Teachers Report.

  • Midyear School Report.

  • Final School Report.

Application Deadline

The last date to submit your applications and documents is on January 1 for the regular decision. The application fee at Harvard University is given below.

Undergraduate Application Fee - $75.

Graduate Application Fee - $105.


Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Harvard University is 5%. That is out of 100 members only 5 of them get admitted. It is very tough to get into it. You have to be exceptionally good in your academics and have an interesting background. The following table gives you an idea that how many students applies for Harvard.

Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants  19,809 19,232
Total Applicants Admitted 1,088 1,022
Applicants Enrolled 868 795

The university receives around 40,000 applications every year. In which only 2000 of them will be accepted. The statistics above will show how tough it is really to get into the university.


SAT Scores

SAT is the standard exam that is widely used by the university in the United States for college admissions. The SAT requirement to get into HU are given below. The code for SAT at HU is 3434.

SAT Section Average Score Score Range
Math 750 700 - 800
Critical Reading 750 700 - 800
Writing 750 710 - 790

ACT Requirements

The ACT scores that are needed to go into HU is with a composite score of at least 34. The scores range between 32-35. The University’s school code for ACT is 1840. The number of students who submitted the ACT scores is 707.


GPA Requirements

The average GPA that is required to get into Harvard is 4. The university is very competitive and it requires students to put in lots of efforts. It is nearly impossible with anyone with average scores to get in. In addition to the traditional courses, a student can also register for the online classes if they don't prefer traveling campus to earn their degree.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,590

Average Annual Cost

$46,340

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$4,080

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$17,160

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,070

Total One Year Cost

$71,650

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

7:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

99%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$51,513

Faculty Overview

64%

Male Professors

36%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

338 Graduates

Computer Science

230 Graduates

History

170 Graduates

Political Science and Government

165 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

160 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

138 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

111 Graduates

Public Health

107 Graduates

Statistics

95 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

92 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

81 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

77 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

72 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

66 Graduates

Sociology

62 Graduates

Chemistry

57 Graduates

Area Studies

51 Graduates

Mathematics

51 Graduates

Physics

37 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

37 Graduates

Music

33 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

33 Graduates

Engineering Science

32 Graduates

Natural Sciences

29 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

28 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

28 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

27 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

26 Graduates

Philosophy

23 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

23 Graduates

Psychology, General

19 Graduates

Anthropology

19 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

19 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

16 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

14 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

13 Graduates

Behavioral Sciences

12 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

11 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

11 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

8 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

6 Graduates

Archeology

5 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

4 Graduates

Celtic Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

1 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

9,950

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

11%

Full-time

72%

Part-time

28%

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

42% White

3% Unknown

8% Black

11% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

12% Non Resident alien

18% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

72%

Out Of State

15%

In State

13%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$76,880 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

98%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,609/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,551/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,551/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Crimson

School Colors

crimson and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

N/A

Total Male Athletes

1236

Total Female Athletes

513

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Skating

Soccer

Softball

Sports Management

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$70,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$89,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$15,000

$15,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 156

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$53,545

Students Receiving Federal Grants

17%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,566

Students Receiving State Aid

3%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,536

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$51,259

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$68,753

$30K - $48K

$70,041

$48K - $75K

$67,986

$75K - $110K

$51,402

> $110K

$24,669

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$203,241,822

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,477,939

Harvard University Federal School Code (FAFSA) is E00468.

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