Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
6,652
Tuition
$42,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Athletics: We're division 1, but varsity sports don't rule the school, which I think is a good thing. I don't know much about the club sports but I think the intramurals get big after freshman year. There are several gyms available for anyone to use (I use the law school gym for example) and they're really nice, with great hours.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Computers: Pretty much everyone has their own laptop, but I don't think it would be too awful if you didn't have your own. There's wifi all over campus and it's really reliable. It's kind of annoying to have to pay for printing, but you'd probably have to do that regardless of which school you went to.

5 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: There's very little Greek life on campus. Those involved in a sorority or fraternity don't live together, so I don't really see what the point of it is.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is Harvard. Being world-renowned is no joke.

16 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: There is an unlimited availability of all areas of academics. The world is open to you for whatever.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing is unique and amazing with an experience like no other.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: We are in a town next to Boston called Cambridge so we dont have crazy city life like New York but the city is right next to use. Boston and Cambridge are literally the best places to be as a student because there is always something to do if you drag your butt off the couch and find something to do!

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical east coast weather. So west coast kids be warned...there are actual seasons. But in all honesty, people live here all their lives. If you put on a coat and gloves in the winter, you will be totally fine. No complaining.

7 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Parking: No one has cars because it is expensive to have one. And there isnt a need. We are on the outskirts of Boston and so you have subways and buses that will take you wherever you need to go for cheap.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We arent a big athletic school like USC but we do have great varsity facilities that are world renowned. I mean just google Harvard Stadium and gape in awe.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You will meet fascinating people from all over the world. You will learn so much from them in addition to great classes.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have Frats or sorority houses but have groups of people that belong to them. We also have these things called Final Clubs which are similar. They are male and female final clubs that have a house to socialize and have events but you dont live there. They are pretty exclusive.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Computers: Wifi everywhere, computer labs in every dorm, printers everywhere, fast network and easy to access. Never a hassle. Ever.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The subway runs from Boston Logan airport directly into the center of Harvard for free. And it is $2 to get from the subway at Harvard to the airport. And it takes max 30 minutes. Very simple and easy.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: With a $30 billion endowment, financial aid is literally THE LEAST of your worries. Everyone gets everything they need.This school does not have financial instability prevent you from attending. If there is one thing that I could tell prospects is that to JUST APPLY. Do NOT worry about the money. That will work itself out.

16 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone lives in freshman dormitories freshman year and then the other 3 years you are placed into one of 12 upperclassman houses which are basically like dorms but each with a dining hall, study spaces, kitchens, common rooms, etc. You do not want to live anywhere else because it is a community and they make it very homey and wonderful.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academics here are fantastic and the resources available are incredible. There are so many things you can do here, and it is cheesy to say but it is true when I say that you have the world at your fingertips and every opportunity at your disposal. The hardest thing was getting in, and once you are here, there is no limit on the things you can do. You just do not get that anywhere else.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is better than other schools I have been to

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: There is wifi everywhere on campus -- even in the athletic facilities, there is perfect wifi. It costs 5 cents/page to print, which starts to add up if you have classes with lots of printing.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: People here come from all different backgrounds. There is a noticeably large number of white, rich, American students, but they are becoming fewer and further between.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: HUDS (Harvard University Dining Services) isn't stellar, but it's better than is expected from dining halls. Also, the location in Harvard Square gives options for nights off from dining hall.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Living in Cambridge makes it feel less like a major city and more like a bustling suburb (and when you need an escape from the commotion, there's always the Quad).

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Harvard trusts us. There are some rules about alcohol in freshman dorms (as long as you aren't loud you're fine), and there is absolutely no supervision in the Houses once you're an upperclassmen.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Harvard, and it lives up to its name (and beyond).

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: Harvard has a huge endowment, and with such, the ability to fund anything and everything you can imagine. A generous donor from the 40s and his wife just donated "a generous amount" (read: a huge amount) to build our new student center. Sadly, it won't open until 2018 (after we've all left), but it'll be an amazing space.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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