Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
6,652
Tuition
$42,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Each house has its own dining hall where we can really get to know the staff and each other. We often have cultural foods and community nights that bring in fresh produce from the local area. If you aren't interested in the items on the menu one night, you can always make a custom order from the grill. We get 3 meals a day in the dining hall and snacks are left out until midnight during the week. All of this is incorporated into tuition.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: People mostly party on weekends because there is just too much to do during the week. There is usually something going on most weekends.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is very temperamental and full of surprises; you don't always know what to expect.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Student involvement in athletics is high, but athletics aren't a big part of campus life. At times, school spirit is lacking.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The administration is more than fair. They are more concerned with the safety and well-being of the student body.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Overall, the student body is very accepting and tolerant. But, like anywhere else, there are always exceptions and sometimes those exceptions are very vocal.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is generally safe but, like any city, you need to avoid putting yourself in compromising situations.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The cost of living is high and parking is scarce, but it is a great area to live in.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options within walking distance.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't drink but alcohol is very big on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not big on campus and your social life is not affected by failure to join a sorority or fraternity.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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