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Cambridge, MA
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6,652
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$42,292
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Very Hard
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Diversity: Harvard's diversity is one of its biggest assets. I have friends from every imaginable racial, ethnic, and geographical group.

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Diversity: There are exchange students from, well, nearly everywhere. Occasionally, you will find a bigot, too, but there is plenty of diversity, and racial tension is fairly rare.

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Diversity: I've definitely met a lot of cool people from all over the world. But there are a lot of rich people here anyway, though they're not necessarily all white. Everyone's mostly pretty liberal, but there are some vocal conservatives. There's not always a wonderful diversity of opinion on things, but overall, you'll meet some interesting people.

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Diversity: Harvard is ethnically very diverse. But financially, the students at Harvard are not so diverse. In terms of political views of students, the extremes do not have a large presence.

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Diversity: The campus is ridiculously diverse. Not to mention, every ethnic group and religious group. makes themselves known and active.

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Diversity: The campus is incredibly diverse in more ways than just race. One night, on my way to a party, I found out that a guy I was walking with was previously in the circus. We passed a piano and learned that another guy was a concert pianist. Then another got drunk and started speaking Hindi. You never know who you're gonna meet.

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Diversity: Campus is very diverse. Harvard accepts kids from all 50 states, lots of foreign countries, and from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. We have every kind of person represented here.

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Diversity: `Diverse' is an understatement. Ethnically, racially, geographically, and financially, Harvard is possibly the most diverse college community in the world. Sometimes it's almost eerie, because at Harvard, every type of person is represented, and then people return home and see just how close-minded the rest of society can be sometimes.

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Diversity: The people here are amazing. You won't find a more diverse student population. There is no real majority at Harvard-nearly everyone is a minority, whether it be by race or religion.

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Guys & Girls: I'm a guy, and I would say most girls aren't that hot, but there is a fair share of cute girls. It's pretty much the same situation at any Top 15 school, I think.

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Guys & Girls: You've got your drop-dead-gorgeous, good-looking, okay, and dog-ugly.

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Guys & Girls: Dorks. However, the women in Boston have impressed me. The guys are jerks.

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Guys & Girls: There are some `beautiful people,' though I'd say all of the Ivies have more than their share of people that could stand to get out of the library a little more.

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Guys & Girls: The people here, in general, are really great. Of course, there are the occasional people I dislike, but the group of students, as a whole, is a great one. If you're worried about people constantly talking about their academic accomplishments or something, don't worry; it doesn't happen here.

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Guys & Girls: In terms of roommates, your freshman year roommates are assigned to you, and I had really great roommates who ended up as good friends. They're all great girls, and there are plenty of good-looking guys.

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Guys & Girls: There are some very hot Harvard girls, but there are also some really unattractive girls. Trust me, you'll find your own group, and regardless of appearances, the students are definitely Harvard's biggest asset.

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Guys & Girls: I'd say they're, overall, above-average, although some think we're all hideous.

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Guys & Girls: The Harvard girls are pretty interesting. The hot girls that are actually here are usually too busy to even come out and play. They are also usually taken by someone older, from my experiences.

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Guys & Girls: The good thing about going to Harvard is that I guarantee girls will be very interested when you tell them you go here. Saying you're at Harvard is a good way to pick up girls, trust me.

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Guys & Girls: As a freshman, people are extremely friendly, and everyone scrambles to meet as many people as possible. As you stay here, the people aren't as outgoing, but everyone is friendly and helpful.

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Guys & Girls: I don't know about the guys, but the girls are pretty decent. Some stand out a lot more than others, and those that are really pretty seem to get a lot of attention. It's a mixed crowed of people, though.

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Guys & Girls: We have the full range of the human spectrum. Most people are very interesting, though, regardless of their other physical traits. It's what's inside that counts, and the guys and girls at Harvard have a lot inside!

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Guys & Girls: Yeah, that depends on your luck. There are a couple of hot ones, but they are pretty full of themselves.

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Guys & Girls: Taking into consideration that about 25 percent to 50 percent of the students don't leave their rooms, the student population you actually see out is a fun, good-looking bunch. There are very few overweight people, so bodies tend to be either stringy or buff. Some people say there is no dating scene, but I would disagree. Asking or being asked out to dinner or for coffee has been pretty commonplace among both my girl and guy friends.

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Nightlife: Sorry, I'm a dork-I don't get out much. I've heard that Cambridge Common is a good bar, and so is John Harvard's and Grendel's Den, but I haven't been to them.

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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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