Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
6,652
Tuition
$42,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 644 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of great dining options, from your usual student fare to nice sit-down restaurants. More late-night options would be nice.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Walking or taking the shuttles is the primary way of getting around. Everything is within a 15 minute walk. To get to places outside of the Harvard bubble, the T is your best (and cheapest) bet.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Look to I, Too, Am Harvard to see how well our school does with racial equality. Luckily, the conservatives on campus are few and far between.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Adams House is the best house.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The program is small but caring, and the courses are diverse and informative. There is much to be done about accommodations for students with underlying disabilities/illnesses.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Harvard is getting this poor rating because of it's blatant disregard for survivors of sexual assault.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Expect a good portion of the spring semester to be cold, snowy, and grey.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Harvard students are pretty good about their alcohol. Drinking happens on the weekends, and there are policies put in place so you can get help without penalty if the need arises.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Harvard gives you an unparalleled opportunity to interact with amazing peers and faculty members. Unfortunately, some of the experience is overshadowed by a feeling of pressure everyone has that the administration loves to gloss over.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People only get excited about sports around Harvard/Yale or the NCAA, but we're decent.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is wonderful here. If your household income is under 60k, expect to be taken care of.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus all four years is great until you get out into the real world and realize you have no idea about how to find a good deal on an apartment.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We are all pretty smart, and fairly good looking. A lot of people like to let everyone know they are smart and can come off as a bit snobbish. But there are also some people out there who don't do that.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Depending on if we are talking about academics or social strictness, the rating would change.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Very few people choose to live off-campus. The housing community is a large part of the Harvard experience, so no one wants to miss out.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We don't feel like we are confined when it comes to our social lives. The amnesty policy helps people get help if they need it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: We have sororities, fraternities, final clubs, and many other clubs that create a diverse social atmosphere on campus. There is also a lot of diversity in fashion, from boho to preppy to edgy.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is an incredible amount of diversity at Harvard, a fact that is evident in many of the clubs and organizations devoted to the celebration of such diversity and bringing together or like-minded individuals.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I have actually just been accepted to study abroad through Harvard. They offer programs in Scandanavia, Japan, Italy, etc. and provide a diverse curriculum in all. Economics is a very popular concentration, as well as Government and Psychology.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel comfortable walking back from a late class a night. HUPD are very visible on campus, and health services are extremely accessible and merely a 30 second walk from many dorms.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not participated in an internship thus far in my college career. However, the office of career services is always holding workshops and meeting with business representatives to help student figure out their interests and obtain internships. Many opportunities are also sent out over each upperclassmen email list throughout the year.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are very diverse majors offered, however, other majors like business management or supply chain and logistics for example that might translate directly to the job field are not offered.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Harvard consistently does well in the Ivies, and there's always a lot of crimson pride repping at games, especially Harvard-Yale every year.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: While the rooms aren't necessarily new, there is a lot of history in the buildings and they are all so unique. Everyone loves their houses and thinks theirs is the best.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Anything I could every want or need can be found in Cambridge, and Boston is only a subway stop or a short taxi ride away. There are 80 colleges in Boston, so its definitely a college city. Safe and fun!

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Dominic Hood
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Psychology
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Challenging, rigorous, and positive all describe students’ overall experience at Harvard. The academic challenge initially seems daunting to many students, but the intellectual growth facilitated by this academic powerhouse leaves students pleasantly surprised. The social life of most Harvard students acts as a counterbalance to the intellectual challenge, and not surprisingly, students forge lifetime memories and friends throughout their four years at Harvard.

The Harvard experience leaves most students yearning for more. The University provides undergraduates with a rich history, unparalleled cultural diversity, and intellectual rigor that challenge each student to fulfill every ounce of their potential. Students leave the University satisfied, prepared, and stronger, more aware global citizens than when they entered.

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