Diversity

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

Diversity: Harvard is an extremely diverse place in terms of race, background, economic status, sexual orientation, country of origin, all that stuff. People here tend to have a unique perspective and something that they contribute to the community around them.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse place where most people are open to hearing others' opinions, and actually interested in expanding their own views in an intellectual manner.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Look to I, Too, Am Harvard to see how well our school does with racial equality. Luckily, the conservatives on campus are few and far between.

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.

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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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  • 150th
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  • 1005th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dominic Hood
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Psychology
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Harvard undergraduates thrive on diversity because it presents alternate approaches and opinions on topics ranging from politics and religion to culture and sexuality. Harvard students tend to be among the most open-minded in higher education. Students of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs will find a forum in which they can express and discuss their opinions. Despite the wealth of diversity, some students do complain that most of the undergraduates come from a very narrow socioeconomic bracket.

Students hail from across the globe, and though this facilitates expression and individuality, it often fuels controversies that captivate the entire student body (check out www.thecrimson.com for recent controversies and debates across campus). If diversity is a must, then Harvard is certainly the right fit, but for close-minded souls, culture shock will certainly await you around every corner here.

Facts & Statistics

African American
6%
Asian
15%
Hispanic
8%
International
14%
Native American
0%
White
47%
Unknown
7%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
85%
Common States of Residence
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Foreign countries
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 15%
20-21: 16%
22-24: 18%
25+: 48%
Female Faculty
34%
Male Faculty
66%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 27%
Native American: 0%
White: 57%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
Harvard is tolerant of homosexuality, and the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Supporters Allliance (BGLTSA) is constantly rallying to increase tolerance for homosexuality on campus.
Political Activity
Harvard possesses a largely liberal political base, but conservative political groups do make their presence felt. Nearly every student has an informed opinion, and the Institute of Politics provides an excellent forum for discussion and debate of current political topics.
Economic Status
The economic status of Harvard students ranges the entire spectrum. Some students work their way through school, while others never worry about finances. Most students come from upper-middle-class homes.
Most Common Religions
Harvard is certainly a secular University in which no one religion dominates the University. Christianity and Judaism appear to be the most represented religions. Religiously focused organizations have very little visibility on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Undergraduate minority students have the opportunity to join many clubs and organizations that are focused on improving the status of and fostering community among minority students on campus. Most notable is the Black Students Association (BSA).

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 30 responses

  • 10% Libertarian
  • 10% Not sure
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 27% Moderate
  • 33% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 30 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 7% Moderate
  • 7% Not sure
  • 47% Liberal
  • 23% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 35% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 55% Very accepting.
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