#4 Best Colleges in America

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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
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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 42,749 prospective students applied, and 2,024 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,653 enrolled in the school.  21,006 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 10,560 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $46,340 plus fees of $4,080. Harvard is ranked 4 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Harvard is rated within the top 2% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1460/1580
ACT 33/35
GPA 4.04
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Extreme

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Harvard University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$4,080
Room and Board $17,160
Budget for Other Expenses$3,070
Total One Year Cost$71,650

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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.