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Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
30,391
Harvard University overview
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Online harvard.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Harvard University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 40,248 prospective students applied, and 2,015 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,407 enrolled in the school.  19,030 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,361 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $49,653 plus fees of $4,349. Harvard is ranked 1 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Harvard is rated within the top 1% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Harvard University overview
SAT 1460/1580
ACT 33/35
GPA 4.0
Applications Accepted
5% 
Harvard University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$49,653
Costs for Harvard University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$4,349
Room and Board $18,389
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$75,891

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$136,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
97% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Harvard University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 32%
Biology 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
History 9%
Mathematics 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166027 IPEDS survey data for Harvard University.

Current students may use the Harvard University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.