Admissions

Location
Cambridge, MA
Undergrads
6,652
Tuition
$42,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Applicant Status At Harvard University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:34,950
Male Applicants:16,888
Female Applicants:18,062
Total Acceptances:2,188
Male Acceptances:1,126
Female Acceptances:940
Acceptance Rate:6%
Yield: ? 76%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(617) 495-1551
Email:college@fas.harvard.edu
Web Site:www.admissions.college.harvard.edu
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$75
Application Web Site:www.admissions.college.harvard.edu/apply...
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early ActionNovember 1December 15
Regular Decision January 1 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
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HS Rank
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Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:1,661
Full-Time Male Enrollment:841
Full-Time Female Enrollment:820
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? Not Reported
Applicants Accepting: ? Not Reported
Students Enrolled: ? Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:1,486
Applicants Accepted:15
Students Enrolled:13

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 700 - 800 710 - 790 710 - 800 2120 - 2390 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 33 - 35 31 - 35 8 - 10 32 - 35 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:95%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:89%
Students Submitting ACT:31%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Any two tests

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be unique, curious, humble, interesting.
  • Do something extraordinary!
  • Don't lie.
  • Excel in school, achieve extremely high scores on admissions tests
  • Get recommendations from unique and respectable people.
  • Have a great attendance rate.
  • Participate in clubs and community service.
  • Write substantive essays.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Don't be scared away from Harvard because you think you won't be smart enough or because you think the classes will be too difficult. Practically all Harvard students think it's tough and think everyone else is smarter than they are. The College offers plenty of study groups and tutoring services, so even if you're struggling, there is a place to turn.
  • Even though Cambridge is the quintessential town for college students, it is extremely expensive.
  • Freshman week (aka "Camp Harvard") is amazing—don't be shy because everyone is new to the school, just like you.
  • Harvard is not completely made up of rich, snobby kids who got in because of their parents' alumni status. Instead, Harvard students are diverse in every way, and no matter who you are, you will find people similar to you.
  • If you are not from a place where it snows, then prepare for a cold winter.
  • Shopping period—a week or week-and-a-half in which you can visit classes before registering for them—is a great opportunity; take advantage of it.
  • The workload is intense; think about how you can manage your time efficiently.
  • Though Harvard students have fun, the majority is there for academics, and a crazy social life is not a top priority.
Interviews & Information Sessions
There is a heavy demand for interviews, even though they are not required, so there is no guarantee you will get one. You do not need an appointment for an information session. They are held Monday through Friday.
Campus Tours
Public campus tours are offered weekdays year-round at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
Campus Map
map.harvard.edu
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