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

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.

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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!

2 people 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.

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3 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

2 people 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
5 College Freshman

Transportation: The subway and buses are very reliable and convenient. The city is very pedestrian friendly. There is a lot to do on and around campus, but reliable public transportation makes it easy to venture off campus.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't explored off campus housing. Almost all undergrads live on campus; it's more convenient and cheaper.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: There are so many computers and printers available for student use on campus, some of which are available 24/7.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are students from all over and everyone is pretty respectful.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: No problems, even with underage drinking. Use common sense.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: No admissions criteria. Just be interested in the subject.

4 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Your degree doesn't matter as much as what you make of it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: HUPD is really nice, the paths are well illuminated.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is some pressure to drink and party, but very little pressure/presence for drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I really don't know about housing by Harvard. 97% of undergrads live on campus.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: I've had no problems with the computer labs or wireless at school.

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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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